Hello! My name is Veronica Ramos and I am one of the 1st grade teachers. I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach here at Adelante. I was born in Southern California to Mexican parents and a family full of traditions and culture. My parents passed down those traditions and instilled the importance of education. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008. Two years later I returned and earned a Masters in Education and a bilingual teaching credential at the Gevirtz School of Education in 2011.
I spent my summer reflecting on my teaching practices and submersing myself into Spanish literature. I read several books over the summer most of them for leisure, the one I most enjoyed was El Zorro by Isabel Allende.
My teaching philosophy is very much centered on cooperative work and allowing the students to construct their learning. This means students will work in small groups as well as with partners in order to learn with and from each other. I believe that my philosophy will align nicely with Tribes/Tribus that our school will be implanting.
The 4 Essential agreements of Tribes/Tribus are:
- Attentive Listening
- Mutual Respect
- Active Participation with the Right to Pass
- Appreciation-No Put Downs
To begin our morning the students are expected to line up out side of the classroom by 8:00am ready to come in and learn. We will end our day at 3:00pm with the exception of Thursdays when they will be dismissed at 1:00pm.
I am looking forward to meeting the students and families. My hopes are to create a newsletter that will contain information about what the students are learning and share the accomplishments that the class will have. I invite you keep an open line of communication between us through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or/and phone: (805) 966-7392 x 1306