A quality education is the right of all students. I believe that all students are capable of learning and succeeding in the classroom. The classroom should be a fun and positive environment that fosters creativity, imagination, and collaboration. I want my students to feel that the classroom is a safe place where they can learn strong study skills and become confident, life-long learners.
I was fortunate to grow up with a father in the military. As a result, I went to school in many different places including overseas in Germany. I graduated high school in Southern California and earned my Bachelor’s degree in History at California State University at Fresno. I just earned my Master’s in Adult Education and Training through the University of Phoenix. This Spring (2015) I will be working on earning another teaching credential in Special Education.
After completing my student teaching I was fortunate to teach Modern World History and U.S. History at the high school level. I then worked at a continuation school where I taught Math, English, and Social Studies. For the past 18 years, I’ve worked for the California Department of Corrections teaching GED, High School independent studies, and life skills.
I’ve been very involved with various activities that my two sons participate in. I’ve been a volunteer Scout leader, soccer coach, and basketball coach. I’ve also coached basketball at the high school level.