Education

  • Degrees- Bachelors in English (University of California, Santa Barbara), Masters in Teaching Biological Studies (Miami University)
    Credentials- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (National University), Single Subject Teaching Credential in Foundational Science
    Certifications- English Authorization
    Teaching History- Opportunity Class- 1 year (Rincon Middle School), 5th Grade-1 year (Orange Glen Elementary), 5th grade, 5th grade Science, Categorical Program Coordinator- ELL, GATE, Title I, Middle School Science/ STEAM, ASB Advisor (SPU 9 years total)
    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Teaching Mission & Vision

  • I love teaching!  I can’t imagine spending my days in any other way.  It is my goal to inspire a lifelong curiosity of science and the natural world in my students.  I view my role in the classroom is that of a facilitator to help guide my students in their educational journey.  I want to provide, not only academic content, but also skills to help them become creative and productive adults who can work both independently and collaboratively. 

    I am a lifelong learner and continue improving as an educator in hopes of creating a classroom where my students will thrive.  I know that I learn best when given hands-on opportunities that connect with real-life situations.  In my classroom, I strive to provide meaningful and motivational experiences for each student.