I am a proud product of my environment.
I’ve always had a passion for advocating for my community and impacting change on a local level. This drive and passion would not have been possible without the values I learned in school from my teachers.
Teachers possess the unique ability to change minds and change lives. They seamlessly combine students’ assets, funds of knowledge, community and cultural values in their pedagogy in order to spark a flame of curiosity and resiliency in their students’ minds. To me, this is the biggest form of advocacy, and it is the reason I became a teacher.
I graduated from M.S 118 in 2004, and it has been the privilege of a lifetime to teach at the place where that original flame was sparked in me. I want my students to know that they too can become a proud product of their environment, as long as that spark never fades.