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.
Extra unit classes in Art and computer technology.
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.
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.
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.