I would like to personally dedicate this blog, lessons and all of my teachings to my late professor Karen Malandra who without all of her teaching and guidance I would not be the motivated professional I am today.
Karen turned this young confused girl into a strong leader who wants to make a difference in the urban education world. Many times in my lesson writing and teaching I can hear Karen in the back of my mind telling me what to do next and that I should have expected this to happen. She helped me get through my lesson and unit planing, teaching and understanding the culture shock of the urban world.
Karen you were the most amazing professor I ever knew and I will never forget how much you taught me. Thank you so much for everything you gave me, I promise to pass along your spirit through my education. I will miss you forever.