I am excited to start a new school year, and I can’t wait to meet you!

Here is a little background about myself.  I was born and raised in San Diego and went to UCSD where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in 1991 and then received my teaching credential there the next year.  I taught in Oceanside before moving to Murrieta with my husband and three children.

I taught 5 years at Murrieta Elementary as the Title I Reading Intervention teacher.  Then I had an opportunity to teach at Alta in 2012 and taught fourth grade for 7 years.  Two years ago, an opening in first grade presented itself due to retirements, and I jumped on the chance to try something new.

In the last few years, I received my Masters Degree and went through the process to become a National Board Certified Teacher, which was a personal accomplishment and honor to be in the ranks of only 4% of the nation’s teachers.  I love teaching at Alta and working with the students, families, and staff.  I am blessed to be here and to be your teacher!

Let’s enjoy this first grade adventure together!

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Degree – University of California, San Diego, 1991
Multiple Subjects Credential – University of California, San Diego, 1992
CLAD Certificate – University of San Diego
Master of Arts in Teaching with NBC Teacher Leadership – National University, 2016
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification, December 2018

Here is a photo of my family.