I've taught mostly in the primary grades over the last ten years (K-3) in public schools, although I did teach a year of language arts and social studies for 5th-8th grades at a private school. I taught at a Title I school for three years, honing my SDAIE/ELD techniques. I am now on a shared contract with a fabulous teaching partner, giving us the best of both worlds, feuling our passion for teaching while still getting to be mommies. I am blessed!
I believe in my students from the moment they walk into the door. I try to be firm but fair. I want my students to be responsible, respectful, ready, and kind, and I will in turn remember that they are still kids, learning and growing each day.
Newport-Mesa Teacher of the Year/Top 5 Elementary 2012; multiple Grant Award recipient
BA in Advertising with Art Concentration from Pepperdine University Seaver College -MA in Education w/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University GSEP -MA in Educational Administration w/Tier I Credential from Concordia University Irvine
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