A good collaborative environment, achieving success for the students to be on track for graduation.
Pros: Working with a wonderful group of instructors
Cons: along with coaching tennis, I would have 12 hour days.
As a substitute teacher since 1992, I have enjoyed the independence of working for the absent teacher, and implementing their curriculum. I also enforced a classroom management system, that allowed the respect from the students to stay on task in the classroom, while gaining the respect from other teachers and administrators. In 2007, I began my "after hours" as a volunteer tennis coach, and enjoyed working with the girls and the boys teams, sharing my experience and knowledge of the game. In 2010, I "switched hats" and began working in classified as a para professional in Resource, Special Education Department. I worked with a number of teachers to ensure our students success, and worked closely with either freshman status, to junior status, for their ability to be on track to graduation. During these years, I was a tutor for a program called AVID, and collaborated with small groups of students to increase their understanding of the discipline they worked on. I also served as an exam proctor for the district, to implement a variety of exams, such as CASHEE, PSAT, SAT, State Exams and the newer version called Smarter Balance. The administration from Downey High along with various schools, along with the district gave me many opportunities to serve our students, our staff, and work with the student's success and goals.