Areas of Expertise
English Language Arts Education, Early Childhood & Childhood Education, Special Education & Technology, Language Acquistion, English as a Second Language, Autism - education and parent, Video & Web production - for education, Reading Comprehension - Literary Elements, Dance Choreography and Instruction
I'm passionate about
Reading Comprehension - Keeping literature alive! Education and advocacy in the world of autism. Brainstorming though the budget cuts in the world of education while also reaching struggling students.
Talk to me about
Improvements in education. Video productions for the classroom. Linguistics, Autism, Music and Dance. Potential grant projects in education.
People don't know I'm good at
PR & Optics (optician & optometry) I did International trade shows in New York & Las Vegas. I worked with Latin American buyers & Asian manufacturers. Federal grant writer & project director for AIDS.
My TED story
My goal is to be an active life-long learner. I expect this of my children as well as my students. I love researching ideas and analyzing point of view. It is easy to say that TED.com facilitates this for me. The conversations here are inspiring, thought provoking, current and ACTIVE. I inspire to effectively contribute while learning from others. One can only hope to be in the physical presence of a TED conference - or can they? Believe that you may achieve, Marisa