|Education||B.M.E Florida Gulf Coast University M.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
My teaching philosophy is very simple students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. Teaching at a Title 1 middle school where the poverty rate is 96% of students on free and reduced lunch, caring is what they need first, after they know I care then they open up their heart and mind and I can teach them. I show my caring by forming relationships with my students and trying to help them find their dreams and strengths so they can believe in themselves the way I believe in them. Either way, they are the future and have unlimited value.