Why did you become an educator?
Becoming a teacher has giving me the opportunity to be that person who contributes to the change I would like to see in the world instead of just hoping for it.
Education is powerful tool. It gives you freedom and security. If you combine knowledge with creativity, you can change the would, challenging your critical thinking, by seeing life from a different perspective.
A comprehensive education, is the way to improve our society.
What do you love about your school?
I love the school I teach at because I have the opportunity to work with a vulnerable population. I am able to communicate with immigrant students that are in the process of learning the language and adapting to this society. I love that as an art teacher I have my own classroom and I am able to explore all the areas of the visual arts with my students at early ages. They learn how art can be incorporated into their daily lives and how it can also help one understand other subjects, as it involves science.
Why is it important that lower income children can attend schools of choice?
Unfortunately, the school system in Arizona is very underfunded. If a parent has the opportunity to choose a school that fits their needs, we together would be fostering healthy students/children. I advocate for charter schools in Arizona because they are more community oriented and they become a second family support. They are smaller and, due to that, they are more manageable in terms of discipline, academic standards and values.