I have been a secondary Social Science teacher for 25+ years. My entire teaching career has been in California. During my career I have participated in the Social Science Curriculum Study Group in my district; as a member of the State of California Instructional Resources Evaluation Panel; as a Leadership Team Participant for Los Angeles County, representing the Department of Education History/Social Sciences Division of Curriculum at the California Department of Education Framework Conference; as an History Day LA, Los Angeles County Judge and as a WASC Coordinator.
I believe in allowing students to participate in their learning experience. I have always encouraged each and every one of my students to appreciate the past.
I have participated as a Project Fellow in the Goethe-Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program on a cultural study trip to German; as a Project Fellow in the Japan-United States Teacher Foundation cultural exchange program; and as a Project Fellow in the California Teachers Seminar, Colonial Williamsburg Teachers Institute.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and a Master of Arts in Education from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. I earned my California Single Subject Clear Credential in Social Science from Cal Poly Pomona University, Pomona, CA.
Working with my school district, I assisted in creating and launching the development of a program for High Risk students. I also participated on the district's Bilingual Advisory Committee. I have been a Board Member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) and a Board Member of the California Council for Social Studies.