My life journey has been long and rewarding, and like change itself, has been a true constant in my life. I attended the University Autonomous de Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, which is my country of origin. I came to the United States in 1978 to further my education, and attended Kean College of New Jersey where I received a B.A. degree in Biology, Pre-Professional Option in 1982. I was a Linden resident for twenty years and in the past, was the proprietor of a successful arts and craft business. I decided to return to school and received a degree in Spanish education in the year 2000.
Learning and has given the opportunity to complete graduate studies at the University of Cantabria, in Santander, Spain. Since then, I received my Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching in 2003, and completed 30 graduate credits in Administration and Supervision. My involvement and commitment to the District of Linden extend well beyond the classroom, as a mentor teacher, a club adviser, and an active seeker of improvement for my school and district.
My expectations are very high, and I will do all that I can to help my students reach those goals. I firmly believe that every individual has the ability to learn, perhaps at a different pace, or through a different vehicle. As a result, it is important to give every style of learner the opportunity to demonstrate what has been acquired. Consequently, part of my goals include assisting in the empowerment of every student, and contribute in the development of a world citizen.
I have many personal interests, which include music, dance, fine and performing arts, environmental and biological sciences, nutrition, physical fitness, fashion and travel. It is my daily pleasure to include these topics in my classes. But most of all, acquiring knowledge and experiences come from the diversity found in Linden students, an integral community with strong support and respect for education , continuously growing and providing opportunities for a successful future.
“Y todo es como el diamante, antes que luz es carbon.”
– José Martí