• 39 years K-6 teaching experience; • mentor teacher; • staff development facilitator (effective teaching strategies for student learning and mastery); • Team Kids Teacher Leader (service learning/community service); • University of CA, Irvine – Field Study Supervisor, • Chapman University Adjunct Professor
My classroom is highly interactive. Students are fully engaged in class discussions, cooperative learning and hands-on activities, personal research, and debate. Higher level questioning and effective responding behaviors encourage student involvement and deep thinking. I enjoy my students. We work hard and laugh often.
Teacher of the Year; Irvine Teachers' Association "Who's Who" Award; PTA Founder's Day Awards; GATE Parent of the Year; University of CA, Irvine - Mentor of the Year; Phi Beta Kappa Award, UCLA
Bachelors in Science, Psychology, UCLA; Masters in Science, Education, CA State University, Fullerton; Special Education Teaching Credential; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; GATE certification; English as 2nd Language certification
Love: Outdoors – hiking, kayaking, river rafting, camping, cycling; • Travel – as much as possible; • Reading and book groups; • Swing dancing (lindy hop); • My family – husband, daughter, son