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, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, 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