I've been a middle school science teacher for over 20 years. I have taught all levels of science including a marine science class. I'm also a fluent Spanish speaker and occasionally teach Spanish 1, and in the past, I've taught earth, physical, and life science in Spanish as a bilingual educator. I'm our school's lead teacher for the Ocean Guardians School program. I also enjoy my work as an illustrator and artist. I'm currently working on illustrating a book.
Hands-on, project based, across curricular areas, appealing to the multiple intelligences, technology and outdoor education embracing, and most of all...fun!
2012 Ocean Guardians Outstanding Lead Teacher
BA and MA from San Jose State University; California Teaching Credentials: Life Science and Spanish, authorization in History, CLAD (ELD); California Administrative Services Credential
I love learning new things and helping kids to learn new things, especially in the realm of science. I have a huge interest in the environment and hope that my students will carry with them a strong sense of stewardship for our planet. I spend a lot of time outdoors, researching and finding out new things about what I teach, and volunteer for a local organization dedicated to the wellness of the oceans. I aspire to be a scientific illustrator when I retire from teaching.