My name is Katie Guzman. I am one of 7th Grade Language Arts Teachers at Lake Asbury Junior High School. I have been here for Ten years and have also taught Business Technology Classes. This year I will be teaching seventh English Language Arts. I am a newly published author of a young adult coming of age romance novel. You can check it out here. :)
I am a University of Central Florida 2010 August Graduate a.k.a. Alumknight...GO KNIGHTS! I graduated with a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology and Educational Technology degree. I also graduated from UNF in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle School Education. I am certified to teach Business Education (6-12), Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (5-9), ESOL endorsed, and have my Media Specialist k12 certification.
I believe that every student can and will learn in their own way. Not every student is the same, but can be successful. Given the proper tools, motivation, and confidence these young learners can do amazing things with the talents they were born with. Having been raised in the Clay County School District myself, I am very fortunate to give back to the school system that gave me so much. I come from a family of teachers, so it's in my blood.
In my spare time, I enjoy many different things such as reading, writing, geocaching, playing with my two children, traveling, and decorating cakes. I have also written one novel entitled Just Once that was published in 2014. I'm currently at work on several other books as well.
I have one dog named Dori, and two cats,named Kat and Cleocatra. At the end of the day, every day, I remember how I am blessed in all ways that matter.