Jennifer Flores - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Jennifer Flores

Jennifer Flores
Special Education
New York, NY
Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii - BA, Criminology and Criminal Justice
I love playing soccer, swimming, going camping ing. I also really enjoy baking and cooking new recipes.

About Me

I am a first-generation Latina who was born and raised in NYC. I played soccer and earned my Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe College, and my Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu. I have worked with children of different ages since my freshman year of college, as a project manager for a cybersecurity company, as well as a paralegal for an immigration law firm. I have a one year old son who keeps me busy and we like to do many outdoor activities.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to learning how to become a great teacher from my teacher mentor as well as the student's I will be involved with teaching. I feel very excited to meet emergent bilinguals who like me became familiar with a different language at home. I feel like I can help understand and better help these students through my own personal experiences.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

As much as I had met the requirements to be in class I somehow felt out of my comfort zone. That was until Ms. Glynn my English AP teacher offered her time to stay and help me with extra work in order to fully achieve the coursework that she was teaching. During lunchtime she found a way to ask for a room where students like myself needed a place to work together and adapt to the schoolwork.