About Me

I was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida when I was just 17 months old. Although I spoke only Spanish until I entered kindergarten, I was fully proficient in English by the first grade and remain fully bilingual and biliterate.  I was blessed to have been raised by wonderful parents who despite having limited English proficiency, understood the value of high academic achievement and continually challenged me to work to potential. 

I started my teaching career as a CTE Business Education teacher at Alleghany High School in Sparta, NC. In 2011, my family and I relocated to Mooresville, NC, and soon after I moved into a Secondary ESL position with the Mooresville Graded School District. I presently serve as CTE Instructional Facilitator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. My background in CTE and ESL have been tremendously beneficial in my current role as we prepare young people for a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

I am passionate about differentiated and personalized learning as well as cultural responsiveness, regardless of our students' heritage, culture, language proficiency, or academic achievement level.  Students are so much more than a score. While quantifiable results are important, they only tell part of the story. We are laying a foundation for a lifetime of growth and learning - we are creating the future!

When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, Mario, and I are the proud parents of two high schoolers now in 9th and 12th grade, who are my favorite students and my inspiration to grow as an educator.

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