I have over ten years teaching experience at John Adams Middle School Gifted Magnet for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I am presently teaching at Revere Charter Middle School for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I have taught Ancient History, World History, U.S. History, Native American History and Art Studies.
I enjoy art, language arts, and theater. I incorporate different modalites of each into my lessons in order to engage students. Many of my lessons use creativity to inspire and involve students in the study of history. My goal is to make learning fun, interesting, and interactive for all students. My diversified curriculum promotes cooperative learning, critical thinking, and the understaning of primary source documents.
Presented Research and Technology, The Social Studies Connection, UCLA March 20-21, 2000. Curriculum Advisor for Social Science Teachers at Webster Middle School, June 24 -25, 2003. Social Science Content Specialist for District C Teachers at Mulholland Middle School, July 21-25, 2003. Wrote articles for The UCLA History-Geography Connection, 2000 - 2002.
Professional Social Science Teaching Credential w/Clad, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1997. UCLA Writing Project, Geography Field Days, California Geographic Alliance. UCLA History-Geography Project: Borders and Borderlands, Presenter Certification for Teaching Literacy in Social Studies, Europe Through the Ages Institute 2002. California History-Social Science Initiative Project in Classroom Technology 2003. Thinking Maps Certification, January 2006.
I have traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Central America, Europe and Africa. I am an AYSO soccer coach and have a young son. I enjoy playing the guitar, canvas painting and sports.