In 2013 my class produced a Viral Video/PSA entitled "Dear Sea World", about the ethical use of Animals for Entertainment that aired internationally on CNN and inspired a CA State Assembly Bill to ban this practice. I feel the video exemplifies the type of "Critical Thinking", I try to instill in my students. I have 15 years of classroom teaching experience. I have been teaching Cinematic Arts, Multimedia and Video Productions in San Diego since 2007.
I truly believe learning is fun! I passionately try to inspire that in my students - I feel the best way to do that is to make sure the classwork in my room is purposeful, practical and relevant! Project Based Learning and Technology are the main focus of my curriculum.
Student/Teacher Awards: 2013 Compassionate Classroom Award - PETA, 2011 Road Trip Nation PBS TV Show - Featured Educator, 2010 Featured on San Diego News 6 - CW Network, 2010 - Innovative Video In Education Awards Star Teacher of the Year, 2009-2014 San Diegans Waste No Water Film Contest - Finalists, 2008 - 2013 Various IVIE Awards Finalists
SDSU - Master of Arts Television, Film and New Media Production
Personal Screenwriting and Filmmaking Awards: 2012 Scriptapalooza TV - Semifinalist Reality TV Category - Fantasy Fanatics, 2012 Hollywood Screenplay Contest - Gold Prize Award Reality TV Concept - Fantasy Fanatics, 2012 Temecula Wine Valley Video Contest - Finalist, 2011 Filmmakers International - 2nd Round Qualifier, The Healers - Comedy, 2010 Golden Brad Awards - Top 65 Comedy Scripts The Healers - Comedy, 2008 SDSU Screenwriter of the Year, 2007 Filmmakers International - SemiFinalist The Penitent Man - Political Thriller, 2007 National Collegiate Film School Championships 2nd Place