My career has spanned over 25 years in public education, including working in an inner city school in Watts, CA and a suburban school in Fullerton, CA. I have worked in a primary multiage setting for over 15 years. In addition, I have taught at a local Community College for over 5 years.
I believe the best teachers are ones who use many different strategies to reach the students they work with. Each child is a unique individual and we must strive to work individually with each child to maximize their learning potential.
Rolling Hills School Teacher of the Year, 2004; Project READ Teacher Leader, 1994-1995; Fullerton School District BTSA Provider, 1999-2000; Rolling Hills School Webmaster, 2007 to present; TEACHING CREDENTIALS/CERTIFICATES: Elementary Multiple Subjects Clear Credential; Current SB395 Clear Certificate to teach ELD students, Recorded 5/17/01; Professional Technology Proficiency Level I , 2001 OCDE; Professional Technology Proficiency Level II, 2005 OCDE;
Mrs. Hood got her Bachelor of Science in Child Development in 1986 from California State University, Fullerton. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration in 1992 from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Mrs. Hood grew up in a small town in northern Indiana. Her sister now owns the farm that her mother's family homesteaded! She loves California, but also loves returning to Indiana in the summer to visit relatives and friends. Mrs. Hood is married and has two children who are young adults. She loves animals and has an American Eskimo dog named Holly. She recently rescued another dog from the pound. Her new dog is named Annie and she is some sort of terrier mix, who is very young and loves to play. Mrs. Hood is also interested in dog rescue, and works tirelessly rescuing as many animals as she can from local shelters. On most weekends she can be found with a local dog rescue organization at adoption events. It is rewarding work!