I have been teaching since 1996. I have taught all grades from kinder to fifth. Trainings: LETRS Orton-Gillingham Cl;assroom Educator Writer's Workshop I am a National Board Certified and certified Reading Specialist.
I love for students to construct their own learning through hands-on projects and activities. I do a lot of inquiry and problem based learning. I also feel that students need a strong foundation in the core subjects. I believe all students can learn and feel successful.
National Board Certified Teacher
I am a product of amazing and caring inner city school teachers and mentors. I attended the beautiful University of California, Santa Cruz for my bachelor's degree. I then went on to earn my teaching credential from California State University, Los Angeles, as well as my administrative degree.
I am married to my college sweetheart and have three beautiful children, ages 26, 22, and 11.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Earth Day, For All Subjects, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community