Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder, I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in 6th grade. I followed my passion and have been teaching for over 30 years. Ironically, it's been 30 years of teaching 6th grade, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Throughout the years, I've been an Odyssey of the Mind Coach and a Coordinator for Project Citizen a civics education program sponsored by the League of Women Voters. I am a certified teacher of the Gifted and Talented. Teaching is my life long passion and I hope to teach for many years to come.
My education for philosophy is to teach the whole child. Thus, my teaching style reflects this belief. My lessons are hands-on, project-based that encourage collaboration, team building, and personal responsibility.
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Studied Communicative Disorders with Empahsis in Deaf Education and received my Teaching Credential from Fresno State University in 1986.
When I'm not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. Trips to Disneyland are my favorite!