Position: 3rd Grade Pathways Teacher
Universities & Degrees: BA in Special Education, Universidad Interamericana Metropolitan Campus
MA in Curriculum and Instruction; Universidad del Este, Carolina Campus
Jesenia started her journey on education seven years ago when she started working as a Special Education Teacher at another school. It was then that she received a federal proposal to get a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching with a specialization in Arts and Technology. It was during her Masters that she met a teacher who worked at Robinson and made her fall in love with the school. Soon after, she learned that this same teacher recommended her and after a three interview process, she got the job at her dream school.
“I like to contribute with creative ideas and bringing innovative projects and activities to our third graders.” Jesenia has traveled to receive professional development three times since she has been here at Robinson and, every time, she comes back eager to share with other teachers what she has learned. She loves to share the techniques other schools are implementing and that could greatly benefit our school curriculum. With her experience and love of learning, she has become an integral part of the Robinson Family. She is also the new NHS Junior sponsor! This is a new student organization which will provide 4th-6th graders with the leadership skills and study habits needed to achieve scholar and academic excellence.
Jesenia believes Robinson School is the most prestigious and well-known school in Puerto Rico. “We have an IB program, a Pathways Program designed to prepare students for the regular program, and so many extracurricular activities. We are a school that is not only rich in resources and student opportunities, but we also have a beautiful campus that makes our students happy and comfortable in their environment.”
Robinson is a family and we love to serve. With the passing of Hurricane Maria, Jesenia and her husband lost their roof and all their belongings. As soon as she told her coworkers, they decided to give her a helping hand. “A coworker offered me an apartment to stay, parents donated a dining and bedroom sets. Everyone helped me as they could, with boxes of food for example. All the help we received made this hard process a lot easier. I am forever grateful for my Robinson Family”.
In her free time, Jesenia enjoys going to the beach, the river, the movies and reggae concerts. She loves finding time to be alone and develop her intrapersonal skills by reading, writing and watching documentary films.