Since its inception, BrightStars has utilized the Environment Rating Scales to measure quality within the “Learning Environment” standard of the BrightStars Framework. ERSI, the organization that authors the tool, often releases updated information that modifies the way BrightStars conducts its observations.
My professional background involves experience in a little bit of everything, but I identify my professional background mostly with social work. In 2013, I taught an English Second Language Class at the Cape Henlopen Public Schools in Delaware for a year. Afterwards, I pursued service abroad with the Peace Corps on the coast of Ecuador for two years. My main project involved risk management and awareness about first aid, fire prevention, rip currents, and marine biology. After I completed my service abroad, I became interested in law and worked as an advocate for farmworkers across the state of New York. During the harvest season I explained health insurance, wages, taxes, and labor rights to hundreds of apple, dairy, bean, and produce farmers. One of my most enjoyable work experiences recently includes interpreting at the Rhode Island Free Clinic as a volunteer. I was able to offer help to those in desperately in need of medical and mental professional attention.