I grew up in the town of Danville, in the East Bay Area. I graduated from one of the local high schools there, San Ramon Valley. Growing up in the East Bay I learned to love the A's and the Raiders. I worked hard in high school and was able to earn a scholarship as a softball pitcher to the University of San Diego. Both in high school and in college I would find jobs working with children and really enjoyed it.
During my time at USD I fell in love with San Diego. I enjoyed the weather, the laid back vibe and the diversity that San Diego had to offer. While at USD I played softball, volunteered at the Door of Hope (Salvation Army), Kimbrough Elementary (SDUSD), and participated with Junior Seau's foundation (Shop with a Jock). I decided to major in Psychology and minor in Business. It took me until my senior year of college to decide on a career path.
In an effort to pursue teaching and coaching high school age students, I then enrolled in California State University of Long Beach. I started my teaching career in Long Beach Unified School district and worked at Lakewood High School and Jordan High School. While working for LBUSD I was able to teach almost every Social Science subject (Geography, Modern World History, US History, US History Honors, Intro to Psychology, & Economics) and was able to help coach softball for four years. I was impacted by the recession and had to shift to working for a corporate tutoring company and a charter school in Los Angeles. These experiences taught me a lot, but also reminded me that my true passion was teaching in a traditional classroom environment.
During this transition I also started to mentor a 13 year old girl, and I was able to see her graduate from high school in 2016 and start community college. Volunteering and helping others has always been very important to me.
In 2014 I returned to LBUSD and Lakewood High School and enjoyed being back in a traditional setting and back with colleagues and friends. In mid 2016 my sister and I decided to look at relocating to North County San Diego and in the summer of 2016 we moved to Oceanside. I am very happy to be at Sage Creek High School and excited to be a part of CUSD!
Teacher at Sage Creek High School (Carlsbad Unified School District): 2016-currently
Teacher at Lakewood High School (Long Beach Unified School District): 2014-2016
Teacher at Opportunities for Learning (Watts Location): 2014
Manager of Operations Sylvan Learning Center (Torrance, West Covina & Gardena): 2010-2013
LTS at Jordan High School & Lakewood High School (Long Beach Unified School District): 2009-2010
Teacher at Lakewood High School (Long Beach Unified School District): 2007-2009