I am very excited to teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies this year. Anything and everything you need to know is located on my website. It is updated daily and I recommend checking it often.
Please visit my website: https://sites.google.com/woodscharter.org/ewood/home?authuser=3
A little about me: It may surprise you to know that I once flew an F-18 Super Hornet jet. No, not really, I just always dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot in the Navy since the first time my father took me to an airshow. I have an adventurous side that propels me to always want to try new things. This drive has allowed me to develop many different passions in life. I believe it is possible to dream big and become passionate about many things along the way.
I grew up in Miami, Florida with my very large Cuban family. Growing up, I developed a passion for cooking, for being the University of Miami’s biggest football fan, and for playing soccer. My skills as a soccer player are what took me to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. There I developed a passion for the outdoors. I fell in love with the mountains where I could go on long hikes, camp, and play beneath waterfalls. I learned how to snowboard, and discovered that I had a hidden talent. My hidden talent is what drove me to major in Hospitality Management. I have a knack for planning and organizing things and an overwhelming desire to be hospitable. My career as an event planner allowed me to travel and take on new adventures.
Throughout my travels, I developed a love for history. Considering the fact that I come from a long line of teachers, it seemed inevitable that I would soon change careers. Combined with passion for travel and a love for history, the organizer/planner in me led me to venture back to school where I attended NCCU to become a certified History teacher. I have been a Middle School Social Studies teacher for 14 years. In those 14 years, I have developed a passion for photography and art and you may find me doodling from time to time. Perhaps my biggest love and passion has been raising my beautiful daughter, Isabel who also attends Woods. Here at Woods Charter, I hope to continue to develop more passions in my life and to inspire my students to discover and develop theirs.