I started my teaching career on the island of Guam where I was born and raised. After teaching first grade for three and a half years on the island, I followed my husband to Tampa, Florida where I taught Kindergarten for one year. We made our way to Cleveland, Ohio and then finally settled here in Houston, Texas where I have been teaching for ten plus years.
I believe in building relationships with my students and building a strong classroom community. Lots of hands-on, cooperative learning. I love using literature to teach or reinforce concepts across all subject areas.
Teacher of the Year
I earned both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The University of Guam. I am Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative trained.
This island girl loves crafting, baking and decorating sugar cookies. Family is so important to me which is why I try to make my way home every summer.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year, Phonics