We all have that one teacher that we remember for YEARS to come. There is always something unique or special about that teacher that stays with us. It could be a song that they always sang, or they way they taught us to do something we thought we weren't good at. That is why, the teacher that we are launching our "In the Spotlight" is an amazing fit.
This teacher works day in and day out to provide all of her students with the ultimate language learning experience, and goes above and beyond to create an engaging class each and every time. She knows her students beyond just what they are capable of in an academic setting. She knows their strengths, areas of growth, and can even tell you what they do when they are nervous, excited, or sad.
Our November Teacher "In the Spotlight" is Ms. Maria.
Ms. Maria has been with Yak academy for over 7 years where she started teaching part-time as a Spanish teacher for our enrichment and mobile (off-site) programs. Her passion for language and teaching, led her to continue her education and took several child development courses. When you step into Ms. Maria's classroom, you FEEL the love and pride she has for what she does. All of her lessons are uniquely tailored and differentiated to meet each individual child's language and developmental needs. She is creative, and makes our thematic units her very own.
Her hard work and dedication has allowed her to transition to being our full-time 3-5 year old lead preschool teacher and assistant director of Yak Academy-- Redondo Beach. She does not keep her knowledge to herself. Ms. Maria provides new teacher observations and coaching, helps facilitate teacher training, and supports with curriculum development for camps and other events.
WE LOVE Ms. Maria and are thankful for her dedication to our mission and Yak Academy!
If you have any special memories of Ms. Maria as your child's teacher, feel free to share them with us in the comments below! <3
GRACIAS Ms. Maria!