English Language Learners
English Language Learners
I graduated Temple University in 1993 with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.  I served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer from 1993 to 1996 and have traveled to many parts of the world.  I am licensed to teach elementary school students in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  I have taught in Hammonton, NJ for 7 years and began teaching in Galloway Township Public Schools in 2005.  I am very excited about this year.  Many great things will come.  I have great information on ESL students and how we can serve them better.  We will be focusing on: Vocabulary, Phonics, Listening, Speaking, Reading Comprehension and Writing.  I take into account students' areas of strength when planning their lessons to better meet the needs of all learners.  I am very knowledgeable in the use of technology and use it in my instruction.  I provide purposeful, authentic, engaging work that begins to prepare today's learners for the technological world of today and tomorrow. The kids love it.  My classroom is very inviting and colorful.  It is a great learning environment.   So that you can have a better understanding of your child’s ESL and Reading instruction at school, I have created a classroom website showing homework, projects, and a calendar.  This website also has great educational activities for parents and students to do at home.  Visit this website regularly for update information. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress.  Please feel free to visit the classroom during Open House, conferences, or as a parent volunteer. You may contact me by either calling the elementary office, 748-1250 ext. 2045, by sending in a note with your child, or by e-mail at diazj@gtps.k12.nj.us
1987- Enlisted in the United States Navy as a Seaman Recruit 1988- Sailor of the Year, NTC BOOST San Diego -Honorably Discharged as a Seaman Apprentice 1988-1992- Midshipman at NROTC, University of Pennsylvania 1992- Commissioned as an Ensign, USN, Supply Corps 1993-1996- Served onboard the USS Mississippi CGN-40 as Supply Officer, Sales Officer, Disbursing Officer, Food Service Officer, Helicopter Control Officer & Landing Safety Officer 1996- Honorably Discharged as a Lieutenant (j.g.) Qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Unit Commendation Medal, Battle Efficiency Ribbon (3), National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Medal and Sharpshooter Pistol Ribbon
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Teaching Certifications Temple University Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Early Childhood Education Gerogian Court College Bilingual/Bicultural Education Stockton College of NJ ESL- English as a Second Language    
ELL I’m not only certified in teaching English Language Learners; I was an English Language Learner.  
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