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Let me tell you a little bit about myself! My parents immigrated to the United States from the Philippines. I was born and raised in New York. My family moved down to Cary, North Carolina when I was a sophomore in High School. I am the big sister to Jeremiah and Abigail, who both currently live in California. I love to travel and visit them often. I attended North Carolina State University, where I earned my degree in 2015 in Elementary Education with an additional licensure in English as a Second Language (ESL). GO PACK! My husband and I currently live in Apex. We just gave birth to our baby girl Natalia in January! We also have a sweet puppy named Milah.
This is my 7th year teaching at YMES. I have taught 3rd grade for 5 years, and this will be my second year teaching 2nd grade. I am a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and I am very passionate about education! I am also National Board Certified. My passion is family engagement, and I firmly believe that it takes a community and a team to work together to make learning successful.
I speak 3 languages – English, Tagalog, and Spanish. I often try to incorporate them when I teach! I love traveling and learning about other cultures, languages, and I especially love trying food from different countries. I am a big foodie! I am a huge coffee drinker and love getting absorbed in books on my kindle. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and being active in my church. I love inspiring and challenging students to be the best that they can be. I am excited about what this new school year can bring!