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Mrs. Ivonne Fontes
Started to teach in 2000, as a sixth grade Science teacher; I have taught fifth, fourth and one year of third grade. I got to experience most elementary grades as a Teacher Leader Coach for three years and even though I loved being a teacher coach, my passion for teaching led me back to have my own classroom again. The lightbulb turning on, the sparkle of discovery and feeling the pride of students’ success is what I love about what I do for a living. I love to teach because I love to learn alongside my students.
As a Language Arts teacher, what I love about my subject is language. Language is art as the name indicates, and I love the art of language; the layers and depths that we can communicate through language. Words can inspire and change the world. Some of the authors that have inspired me are Stephen R. Covey, Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo to mention a few; they all have influenced who I am today.
“Start with the end in mind.” Stephen R. Covey