• Rancho Rosal Elementary School
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Welcome & Classroom Information

  • I was born in New York and moved to Califorina when I was 12.  I moved to Santa Cruz and lived there most of my life until 16 years ago, when I married a wonderful man, I moved to Ventura County.  I have raised three beautiful children and have two step children and my new husband and I adopted two pre-teens that were brother and sister. I have taught in the Pleasant Valley School District for 14 years and now starting my 15.  I have taught Kindergarten for the last 10 year now.  I love this age group the best.  What I like best about my job is that I get to laugh every day and it is an exciting adventure, no day being the same as the last.

    Education and Certifications:

    Bachelors of Science Degree in Liberal Studies
     Supplementary Degree in Mathematics. 
    Teacher’s credential with the emphasis in CLAD. 
    NCLB Certified  
    Extra unit classes in Art and computer technology.

    Professional Experience: 

    I have worked in the educational arena since 1989 and have taught in grades level from Kindergarten though 7th grade, except 1st.  Prior to teaching, I was an office manager in a doctor’s office, bookkeeper for a grocery store chain and in retail. 

    Professional Organizations:

    I have been involved in running speech meets, science fairs, and Earth Day events.  I was also involved with the NASA Jason Project for 4 year. 

    Awards and Grants:

    I won an award for storytelling in college and was given a grant to teach Pre-algebra to At-Risk students in a middle school for one year.  I also received a grant to attend a National Energy Education Development (NEED) conference for a week.

    Special Interests:

    I love the outdoors so I enjoy camping, taking walks on the beach, hiking, bicycling and playing tennis.  I love going to the theater, reading, drinking coffee, and going to fancy restaurants.