I've worked for four years as a secondary math and computer science teacher in Arizona before returning to my native southern California. In addition I've directed and delivered adult computer literacy classes during my college years, along with teacher technology trainings and various tutoring experience. Currently I work with students at all grade levels on personalized supplementary math instruction and test prep, and am excited to be learning more about learning every day!
Growing and evolving--I'm at my best when building and building to improve my practice based on what I've learned about it. Knowing that students come into the classroom with a cornucopia of skillsets and ability levels, especially in a subject that sparks dread in the hearts of many adults, I highly value scaffolded instruction that brings difficult concepts into reach for every student.
Selected as district general educator representative for YUHSD Assistive Technology Team, to provide assistive tech support to both special and general educators in the district.
A little bit of this and a smattering of that--before receiving my Master's in math education, I received my undergraduate degree in computer science and graduate degree in business from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. Go Mustangs!
I started teaching math and computer programming in 2011 after a stint in the software field, and developed a passion for using STEM to bridge achievement gaps and give kids from all backgrounds opportunities to succeed.
Off the clock I'm a reader, a writer, a gamer, a yarncrafter, a steampunk enthusiast, and a general geek. Also I serve the whims of an adorable pug-chihuahua evil mastermind.
Follow my blog at stemstarexplorer.com.