Dear Parent(s) and Families:
My name is Ms. Virtusio and I am the reading intervention teacher this year. I am excited to be part of the Beverly Vista community and to continue to make Beverly Vista the best school to learn and grow. I graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where I earned my teaching credential and received my M.Ed in 2008. More recently, I also received my reading specialist credential and was appointed by the California Department of Education to serve on the 2015 ELA/ELD Textbook Adoption Panel as an Instructional Materials Reviewer. My experience in Reading Language Arts will help guide the reading intervention plan at our school to optimize student learning.
My educational philosophy is rooted in the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I believe that schools, families, teachers, and students have a shared responsibility to uphold a quality education. As a teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to foster a culturally responsive classroom where different ideas are shared and valued equally and use student data to drive effective research based instruction. It is the foundation to create a physically and intellectually safe environment for students to feel respected and promote academic, social, and emotional growth. I am excited for our educational year together.
I look forward to working with you and your child. Here are some suggestions for working with your child at home if he or she struggles with reading: Mrs. Araujo's Blog. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email or call (310) 551-5100 x3006. Have a wonder school year!