Margarita Felix - 4/26/2014
Graduation Year: 2014
"I am one from the large group of teachers who arrive in America holding a Bachelor's degree. Mine was in English Education. As I tried in different schools I noticed I was not ready to cope with school and students demands. There was a gap that I had to fill in order to start a route of personal and professional gains and satisfactions. I realized that to serve my students better, I had to go a step forward in my preparation. Concordia University (Portland) has been a great fit for me in my intention to get the spirit of teaching English to people from other cultures. It helped me to systematize and upgrade previous knowledge and skills as well as to learn new trends and methodologies for motivating, teaching, assessing, and managing English Language Learners for the new global circumstances. I really appreciate the expertise of my cohorts and professors, the selection of materials for the courses, the experience of counselors, especially G, and the effectiveness of financial aids personnel to assist me. I also appreciate the biblical messages and the general sense of service of the university. Today I have a more comprehensive vision about what I am expected to do, and what I should do to help ELLs be successful in their new country. Thank you for helping my dreams come true."