English Language Arts Teacher 28 Years Secondary Educational Technology TOSA 1 Year
I make high-quality resources that are standards based and engaging to all learners. I value rigorous lessons with an "I do, We, do, You do collaboratively, you do independently" model. The majority of my lessons are developed using the Google Apps for education. So, while they are downloaded as powerpoints and microsoft word documents, they can easily be dragged into your Drive and uploaded to your Google classroom.
Gold Ribbon Award for All-Star Service Program (2017) Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 200+ hours of service (2012-2017) California League of Middle Schools Teacher of the Year, Finalist (2014) CUSD Middle School Teacher of the Year (1996, 2016) Orange County Teacher of the Year (1997) CUSD Mentor Teacher, Santa Ana Unified Mentor Teacher Fellowship to UCI Writing Project Summer Institute (1989)
Boston University: Master of Arts, Teaching (1989) University of California, Irvine: Bachelor of Arts, English (1988) University of California, Irvine: Minor in Psychology
I have been an educator for 29 years, and I'm still going strong. This past year, I served as an EdTech TOSA for my district. This year, I will be an "empty-nester," as my daughter is a sophomore studying Poli-Sci and Gov at the University of Puget Sound and my son is off to Hawaii to study Business and play football. I continue to be passionate about learning and growing professionally, and I'm excited to be able to share my resources with you.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Arts & Music, Drama, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text, End of Year, Classroom Community