Mona Lisa Tello
Mona Lisa Tello possesses extensive experience and knowledge in the field of science education. A teacher in New York City and New Jersey for 15 years, she is qualified to teach high school biology, general science, and bilingual extension for science. Over the course of her career, Mona Lisa Tello has developed a philosophy for differentiated instruction to improve overall student achievement. She formed many of the components of her approach while teaching Living Environment courses. Mona Lisa Tello assumed a leadership role in the innovative program, serving as the Lead Teacher for Living Environment. Her responsibilities included scheduling laboratory time, coordinating laboratory preparations with technicians, and ensuring compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Right-to-Know Laws. Mona Lisa Tello was also responsible for the creation and implementation of a detailed curriculum that adhered to municipal and state standards. Furthermore, she installed aquariums as a means of teaching reproduction and artificial insemination techniques, created a classroom science fair, and managed the Science Department’s book inventory. Ms. Tello also mentored prospective teachers and welcomed student teachers to observe the intricacies of a bilingual science class. In 2010 and 2011, she participated in the Measures of Effective Teaching program sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With the aim of assisting other teachers, Mona Lisa Tello is now producing a manuscript on differentiated instruction techniques in science for language learners at different levels. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Studies at Inter American University and holds two Master’s degrees from Mercy College, including a Master of Science in School Building Leadership.