As Giovanna Miranda Osornio approaches the culmination of her 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching+Teaching Credential Program, she reflects on her experiences.
This year I have been exposed to what a good use of technology looks like in the classroom as well as creating a classroom environment that promotes a sense of community and carries out social justice practices.
The best part about teaching is that if something didn’t work today then you get to try something different tomorrow. My students always share ideas and questions I sometimes overlook when planning, so it is rewarding when students start asking the “what if...” questions.
I’ll admit there are rough days, but the professors in the UCI program make sure we have the resources and preparation needed to reflect on our performance
Once my program ends, I hope to get a teaching position within the Santa Ana Unified School District where I can further practice and develop my knowledge. Santa Ana is very close to my heart because this is where I have lived since I was 9 years-old.
My goal is to be a resource to all the students I meet during my teaching career.
During her MAT studies, Giovanna was awarded 2016-2017 Rudy Hanley (SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union) Scholarship. The Rudy Hanley Scholarship is awarded yearly to a Masters of Arts in Teaching student who demonstrates outstanding potential for future success as an educator. Giovanna demonstrated her outstanding potential not only in her course work and her interactions with faculty and fellow students, but also while student teaching Algebra I to 9th grade students in the Anteater Academy at Valley High School in Santa Ana and assisting in a Geometry class in the Newcomer Academy focused on providing instruction to English learners.
Director of Teacher Education Virginia Panish congratulates Rudy Hanley Scholarship Recipient Giovanna Osornio.