MA in Education
BA in Fine Arts, Minor in Music
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Cal State University, L.A.
Mount St. Mary’s University
During my eleven years as an educator, I have taught a range of grades from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I have gained experience and knowledge from working in Catholic schools, charter schools, and public schools. I have taught in many models: self-contained classrooms, team teaching, and single subject teaching. My passion is leading students to academic growth and helping them reach their full potential.
I believe in a creative, compassionate, and research-based approach to teaching. Many approaches to teaching are evident in my classroom from project based learning, writing to learn, learning to write, differentiated instruction, and mastery of foundational skills. It is my belief that students are successful when they are engaged in high interest activities and when they are being challenged. I celebrate growth and set high expectations.
I believe parents are the primary teachers. A partnership that involves the student, the parents, and the teacher is important to maximize learning goals and ensure good study skills are being practiced. Fifth grade is an exciting time in elementary school. Students are transitioning into more independence as they approach middle school. I look forward to working with your children on this exciting journey of growth and discovery.