1. Describe your teaching career at Seguin ISD.
I am proud to say that I was able to come back and be a teacher at a district that opened its door when I first arrived in the United States. I started working at this amazing campus, Koennecke Elementary, in August 2018. I was hired as the first Dual Language cohort Spanish kindergarten teacher. The administration and staff from Koennecke embraced and welcomed me with professionalism and care. I am very passionate about teaching and being able to cultivate the minds of the students and inspire them to be good citizens. To me, being a teacher is not only about academics, it extends further down to building friendships, memories, and learning from one another.
2. How do you instill rigor and relevance in your classroom?
I instill rigor and relevance inside of my classroom by encouraging high-level questions with real-life examples. The students take ownership of their work and learning through active participation, powerful conversations, and becoming responsible for their own learning. I stand by the motto that students are little teachers and can do everything and anything. Students work in collaboration with their peers and take charge of teaching a second language (Spanish/ English) to their peers.
3. As an educator, you cultivate, inspire and empower. What does this mean to you?
As the passionate teacher that I am, cultivating little minds means to prepare them for the real world and their future. I inspire my students to be independent, hardworking, critical thinkers, problem solvers, having good manners, and caring for one another. Lastly, to empower students to believe that they can do it: ¡si se puede! As an educator, this is important because it means that students are prepared for what the future holds. I plant the seed, and watch them grow and flourish into great students.
1221 E. Kingsbury | Seguin, Texas 78155 | Phone: (830) 401-8600 | Fax: (830) 379-0392 • © 2006-2018 Seguin Independent School District
It is the policy of the Seguin Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its Educational programs, services or activities, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.