SOE Alumni - Altina Suber

Altina Suber
Altina Suber, ESL Teacher
Current Student, 2013

Eleven years ago my first public school teaching position in Northern Virginia allowed me the opportunity to work in a school celebrating the cultural heritage of children from over 40 different countries. My school was indeed the United Nations. Back then, I knew that I needed to strengthen my knowledge of TESOL so that I could become a better teacher for the children that I hoped to continue to work with.

Years later, as I planted roots in Virginia Beach, I was presented with the opportunity to join the professors and students of Regent's TESOL program. The Virginia Beach City Public Schools cohort of ESL teachers in training was the perfect platform in which to study and learn. Upon completion of my last TESOL class, I was blessed with the opportunity to join the ESL staff of VBCPS. The amazing faculty of Regent's TESOL department helped make it possible. Through guided lessons and practical application of theory and research, I was able to prepare for the day to day interactions with my students. From kindergarten to eighth grade, each day presented a challenge that I felt thoroughly prepared to handle.

My new goal is to complete the next phase of my education with those familiar faces of Regent's TESOL Department—to continue learning and striving to be best possible teacher for my students.

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