This note serves as an introduction to faculty, students, and parents, my name is Alexandra Gonzales (Ms.G). I have a passion for helping students achieve optimal well-being, socially, emotionally and intellectually. I do this through building incredible rapport with the toughest students, to me they are not ‘those kids’ they are just kids that need a little more attention. By doing this I open up a path of understanding and open communication thus establishing a safe and compassionate environment. When students feel safe it becomes a learning environment capable of anything. A variety of classroom and life experiences make my comfortable working with all kinds of students or any age group.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with Secondary Teaching option awarded at Montana State University in May 2016. Although I worked a lot through college, I have done an extensive amount of hours in Family and Consumer Sciences classrooms working primarily with middle school aged students. I have also worked with adolescents through faith services, helping them fund raise, leading discussions and being that adult to talk to for most of them. My hope is to be an educator that brings relevance to content while making learning exciting and encouraging healthy choices in all realms of well-being- physical, social, emotional, financial, and intellectual. By having multiple management and assessment strategies, building rapport, and infusing technology as a tool; my hopes are that the curriculum will prove to be successful- academically challenging enough for all students and socially relevant and applicable by students when they have completed the class.
Any secondary education elective teaching position would be excellent for me. My endless amounts of excitement and enthusiasm, combined with my passion for teaching kids to make healthy decisions and helping them to reach for their goals, while challenging all of them at appropriate levels academically and socially makes me confident I can make a difference in how many of these student view the world of academia and I can give them hope for a better tomorrow.