24 year Veteran Secondary Educator 16 years grades 9-12, 8 years grade 7,8 Veteran Trainer of Trainers for adult professional learners in English Language Arts and cross-content strategies for all learners, curriculum designer and writer, literacy coach.
Teacher facilitated, student-directed, collaborative, structured-student interactions, real-world connections, meta-coginitive, explicit learning.
California Golden Bell Award for "Closing the Achievement Gap", San Diego Charger Champion Educator of the Year Award 2000, California Teachers Association Scholarship 1993, Recognition Award for achieving two-term re-certification for developing a thriving National AVID Demonstration School.
MA and Preliminary Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership, Point Loma Nazarene University. Secondary English Credential, Point Loma University. BA in Journalism and Telecommunications Management, Arizona State University.
I have taught secondary English Language Arts for 24 years, all grade levels from 7th-12th, regular, English Learners, ELD, honors and Advanced Placement courses. I have facilitated adult professional learning on a local, district, county and national level for 15 plus years. I am experienced in writing district-wide curriculum and assessments that align and support the Common Core State Standards.