I began my teaching career in 1989, as a 5th grade teacher. Since then, I have taught numerous other grades. Between teaching in the classroom, I took a 4 year hiatus at which time I was the Education Director for the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. This was a dream job, but the fundraising aspects were stressful for me. I then returned to teaching, and a turn of events brought me to my true calling and I became an art teacher.