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Grades 4/5 Combo BIO
I spent my childhood on the East Coast and moved to California when I was 17 years old. I received my Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Afterwards, I pursued a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
After having children, I spent lots of time volunteering in their classrooms working with children on math, art and reading. Through that work, I discovered my passion for education. So, I returned to school and earned my Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching at St. Mary’s College of California.
I have lived in Danville since 2002 and have raised my own children in San Ramon Valley. When I’m not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband, my three kids, and my three dogs. I enjoy going to shows in the city, hiking, and reading. I have been a life-long learner and I hope to inspire my student’s to continually grow and pursue their passions. I strive to have my classroom filled with laughter and curiosity.
I love 4th and 5th grade! I especially appreciate the (sometimes sarcastic) sense of humor and emerging identities that tend to occur in this age group. I taught 5th grade in Richmond, CA and felt honored to help my students transition through upper elementary. I’m thrilled to do the same at Coyote Creek.
Everything in my background can be applied to teaching. From volunteering for homeless youth to doing corporate training and presentation development to leading a rambunctious, 30-member Girl Scout troop, I’ve learned that personal challenges are strengths in disguise, public speaking and communication skills are essential (which I teach youth at every opportunity) and cookies really can solve problems! My philosophy is that all experiences are to our benefit—an attitude I hope to foster in my students.
Thank you for welcoming me to the pack!