Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: ~Bachelor of Science in Special Education - Fontbonne University ~Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Missouri Baptist University ~Master of Educational Administration (MEA) - Missouri Baptist University ~Educational Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction - Missouri Baptist University Certifications: ~Cross-Categorical ~ Mild to Moderate Disabilities ~ K-12 ~Special Reading ~ K-12 ~Early Childhood ~ Birth-Grade 3 ~Special Education Early Childhood ~ Birth to Grade 3
Maria Medina ~ Academic Instructional Coach
My name is Maria Medina and I am the Academic Instructional Coach at Pamoja @ Cole. I am currently in my fifth year in this position. I started teaching in 2003. I have taught students in grades ranging from preschool through 6th grade in a variety of roles that include classroom teacher, special education teacher, and reading teacher. I love working with our teachers and students.
As the AIC, I take on many roles. These roles include being a resource and classroom supporter, data coach, mentor, learner, school leader, learning facilitator, curriculum and instructional specialist, catalyst for change, building relationships and trust.