Former Teaching Assistant for K and 1st. Former Homeschool educator for middle school and early high school student groups. Creator of the Friendship Fixer curriculum for preschool - 4th grades to bring effective friendship building and conflict resolution skills to children in all learning environments. Creator of original curriculum for homeschool groups and taught classic literature, creative writing, public speaking, speech and debate, and world geography. HR professional specializing in organizational communication, teamwork, employee relations, and HR generalist work.
I love to partner with other educators to create truly meaningful products. If it's not interactive, engaging, collaborative, purposeful, and fun material that encourages problem solving, real life application, and critical thinking then I'm probably not teaching it or creating it. Delving in to the world of children's book publishing has also been an unexpected blast!
Children's book author. Featured speaker at various educational conferences. Featured speaker for homeschool seminars in Orange County, CA. Founder or co-founder of 3 successful small businesses, 2 of which specifically serve the education world.
Public schools on the east coast and west coast. Private colleges in London, England and in southern CA. BA degree in Organizational Communication/Behavior Mgmt. and Human Resources at Pepperdine University. Created 2 graduate level courses at Pepperdine to accelerate graduation and enter workforce early. Continually learning through seminars, webinars, and collaborative professional meetings. Received SPHR certification in January 2013 and SHRM-SCP certification in 2016.
Happy wife of 25 years with my husband Eric. Mother of 2. Loves learning and innovation, 88% dark chocolate, my family, reading, the beach, and healthy living.