Most of my years of teaching have been in 6th grade. I have taught all levels of learners, SDC, RSP, at-risk, regular education, and gifted and talented. I currently teach a 5th/6th grade GATE blend and just love it! Challenging students to think deeply is my passion! I have also taught 5th grade for four years, 4th grade for one year, and kindergarten for two years.
I currently teach a 5th/6th Grade GATE blend. I love coming up with creative projects that challenge these gifted learners, and promote deeper learning.
Orange County Technology Teacher of the Year 2006, CUE Student Technology Showcase 2004, 2006, 2008, ISTE Student Technology Showcase 2006 and 2012
California State University at Fullerton - graduated 1980, Whittier College Teacher Credentialing Program and Masters Degree - graduated 1998, University of California Irvine - GATE Credential - 2012
I really love technology and what it adds to the classroom. I think that it is critical that we teach students to use these tools effectively, never to use technology for the sake of technology.