My name is Mrs. Maria Torres-Jacobs. I live in the
area with my husband of 35 years, and I have two children. I received by Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from the McGregor School of Antioch University in
Yellow Springs, Ohio
. My senior project at
involved assessing the needs of the Rural Opportunities Incorporated-New Carlisle Migrant Head Start children and setting up access to services that met their needs. In 2003 I completed the requirement necessary to receive my Collegiate Professional License in Elementary Education PreK-3 from the
. During my five year tenure with Head Start I typically found that roughly 60% of my student population consisted of English as Second Language (ESL) Learners. To best meet the needs of my student population, I began and completed the course work necessary to receive an, English as Second Language PreK-12, Endorsement from the
in 2004. In 2008 I earned a Master of Arts in New Professional Studies, Initiatives in Educational Transformation from
I'm happy to be working as a Kindergarten teacher with my students and their families at Kilby Elementary.