Josephine Quintana, Roosevelt Elementary School
has been teaching for eight years.During that time, she
has concluded that reading is extremely important in primary grades.She
believes that students who read early have positive self-esteem and are more able to develop academically and socially than students who do not read in primary grades.Also, Ms. Quintana
believes that it is very important that parents are involved with their children's education.Recently, Ms. Quintana
gave a presentation at New Mexico Highlands University
about Family Math
, a program that brings parents and students together to work on mathematics projects.Ms. Quintana
is very involved.She serves in a tutoring program, is part of her school's hiring committee, and is a member of the District Incentive Committee, the Sunshine Club, and the Governance Council.Ms. Quintana received the Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Eastern New Mexico University.
About the Teacher Leadership Corps experience, Ms. Quintana
says, "It helped me to grow professionally.Now I communicate and have become more involved with parents, teachers, and administrators.TLC broke me out of my shell."
"Teaching is a great inspiration for any individual who cares for others," says Ms. Quintana