I have taught kindergarten through 3rd grade for 21 years in California. For the past 16 years I've taught 2nd and 3rd grades at an amazing public, multi-age, parent participation K-8 school. I loop with half of my class each year, which helps create a friendly, familial, and trusting atmosphere in our classroom.
As a multi-age classroom teacher, I help make the curriculum fit the child, rather than the child fit the curriculm. I encourage parents to volunteer in our classroom and be a major part of their child's educational experience. It takes a village.
2010 Santa Clara County Finalist for California Teacher of the Year, and Moreland Discovery School Teacher of the Year, 1998-1999
Master of Arts – Education Administration and Supervision San Jose State University, May 2000; Preliminary Administrative Services Credential San Jose State University, May 2000; Clear Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Certificate April 1997; Multiple Subjects Clear Credential San Francisco State University, May 1991; Bachelor of Arts – Liberal Studies San Francisco State University, May 1989
Instructor of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent curriculum to parent groups, and 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom program to school site and district educators and classified staff.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Study Skills, General Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, Summer