I am a certified teacher with 8 years of experience teaching high school biology and environmental science. I founded and ran What's Cooking with Kids, a certified green cooking school for children of all ages for over eight years. My cooking program became well known and I did several cooking with kids segments on live television, published a cookbook for families, and was invited to the White House for the Launch of Chef's Move to Schools.
Hands-on, Multicultural, Interactive, Collaborative
Author, The Whole Family Cookbook; Several appearances on ABC's View From the Bay: live cooking-with-kids demonstrations; 2010 Parent's Magazine Blogger Award: Best Green Blog; Green Business Certification
I went to college at UC Santa Cruz and earned a BA in Biology. I earned my single subject teaching credential at Dominican University in Life Science and have spent 8 years in the classroom as a Biology and Environmental Science teacher. When my two children were young, I founded What's Cooking with Kids - a mobile cooking school for children, which I ran for 8 years.
Cookbook author, The Whole Family Cookbook – Celebrate the Goodness of Locally Grown Foods, Adams Media, April 2011; Partnered with Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools Initiative, and attended the launch at the White House; Organized cooking related Service Learning and Community Service projects such as: “Kids Cook for a Cause”, Portland, Oregon: International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference signature event, April, 2010; Music For The Hungry: Concert, BBQ and Bake Sale to benefit Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale to fight childhood hunger in America. (3 years); Marin Humane Society campers “Cook for a Cause” cooking for the animal residents at the shelter (4 years)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects