Mimi L’Italien

Mimi L’Italien

What makes Herrera Special?  Herrera is undoubtedly a very dynamic school.  It promotes the arts, language, and academic excellence.

Grade/Subject:  Grades 4-8

Education/Degrees/Institutions:  B. A. Ed. A.S.U. and M. A. Ed. In General Education at N.A.U.

# of years in Education: 25 (including years in student teaching)

# of years at Herrera:  15, which includes 5 years at Garfield

What brought you to teaching children:  I wanted a profession that made a difference to our society, something valuable and meaningful.

Favorite book, as an adult, and why:  So far it’s The Awakening, but right now, I’m reading Where the Crawdads Sing.  I think that may be my new favorite.

Creative curriculum (something you do to personalize curriculum, annual project…):   I enjoy thematic units and tying in Science and Social Studies.