In the beginning of my teaching career, I worked with preschoolers. Then, I returned to college for my teaching credential. I have been teaching elementary grades for 16 years! I have taught grades 1-4. I am currently teaching first grade.
I dream big for my kiddos because I believe they are full of potential to become amazing people when they grow up, despite their background. My teaching style continues to develop and change depending on my class and the individuals. However, I know my students understand that I have boundaries, expectations, and I follow through with what I say. I do this all with immense love for my job and families.
I have served as a Master Teacher for many student teachers over the years. A few of my former students have also observed and volunteered in my classrooms due to their interest in becoming teachers. I have also served on the Math Committee in my district.
I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science from the University of California at Davis. I returned to San Jose State University for my teaching credential. Since then, I have attended trainings for Marilyn Burns, Kagan, Mini-Merit (tech skills), and PBL.
I am a wife and have three kids of my own. I am also a health and fitness nut. I am a Beachbody Coach and a Zumba Instructor. I also have taught Zumba Kids at my school to promote a healthy lifestyle. And, I was an assistant to my cousin on the Food Network show, Cupcake Wars (and we won.) That was a once in a lifetime, surreal experience.