• About Ms. Maria Villacorta...

    Position: Resource Teacher K-2

    Team/Department: Special Education

    Room: 11 A

    Phone: 480-812-6713

    Email: Ms. Maria Villacorta

    Ms. Maria  Villacorta

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    Welcome to my page! I am Ms. Villacorta. I am beyond excited to be part of the Hartford community! As a resource teacher, my goal is for young children to feel confident, valued, and successful! Moreover, as a Hispanic woman, I aim for a more equitable world for our future leaders. Let’s embrace diversity together!

    My Education and Professional Background

    I got my B.S degree in Early Childhood, and Early Childhood Special Education from the College of Education at University of Maryland (UMD). I graduated with cum laude honors and had the privilege to represent the College of Education as a Senior Marshall during the commencement ceremony. During my time at UMD, I served as a research assistant at the Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership department at the College of Education. My work for the "Together/Juntos" Grant has been reflected in my practices to recognize spaces and roles to transform school-home power differentials around mathematics learning and build teacher, parent, and student partnerships to strengthen the role of positioning in supporting mathematics learning in multilingual students. This year, I could not be more excited to be part of Hartford and share the best of my experience and knowledge with future leaders. 

    My Educational Philosophy

    I believe in the “Power of Yet.” Every child is capable of learning in their own unique way. My goal is to help children develop a growth mindset to succeed. In my classroom students are encouraged to see difficulty as an opportunity to succeed. Not knowing it “yet” would encourage them to reframe their minds and figure out new strategies together! We may not know it…yet!

    Go Huskies!