30+ years of teaching experience with preschool through undergrad. My Masters from USC is in Writing and that has largely been the focus of my teaching career, Specifically (these overlap) I taught 8 years of preschool, 17 tears of Jr. High, 5 years of High School, 5 years of elementary, and 10 years of university writing classes. Currently I work with teaching writing in special education.
Encouraging, enthusiastic, demonstrative. I love graphic organizers. Anything to help my kiddos make it across the pool.
Had 12 students place in poetry contests in four different cities one year. Produced 5 student plays written specifically for kids and with their help. Made English department head in three different schools. Wrote curriculum from preschool to university level.
Educated in California public school system. Went to 5 different Universities with a surfing scholarship trying different surf spots up and down the coast. BA in Communications and Theater. Masters of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. Currently, the number of Universities I have attended is 14.
My passions are surfing, sailing, poetry, writing, family and church.