About The Teacher
Your child’s success is my first priority. My job as an educator is to create a comfortable and productive environment where your child is safe and a place where they feel they can take risks.
One of my main goals of this year is to instill self-responsibility and organization. I believe if a student can learn to be organized it will set them up for success.
All About Me (That I’m willing to put on the web!)
o I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton and completed my graduate Teacher Certification program at Concordia University, Irvine. Then, I completed my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University and continued graduate studies in Education Administration through Chapman University.
o I am married to Patrick, the man of my dreams, and have two children: Alison, my daughter and Devon, my son. They are all very tall! (I am not very tall so I wear high heels to fit in!)
o I have lived in New York, Florida, Connecticut, California, and Arizona.
o I was raised with 3 sisters. We all have red hair and first names that start with “T”!
o My grandmother had an identical twin sister, my father had a twin sister, and I have an identical twin sister!o I decided to become a teacher after observing my own children’s wonder and love of learning.
o Favorite Color—blue (tried out purple as my favorite color for awhile, but it’s blue)
o Favorite Hobbies—house remodeling, making cupcakes, collecting shells
o Favorite Food—anything with carbohydrates (sigh)
o Favorite Sport—reading (hard to play sports in high heels!)
o Favorite Movie—Hello Dolly! (In Barbara’s version, she was a gorgeous redhead!)
o Favorite Animals—giraffes & Golden Retrievers
o Favorite Books—My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen, science fiction/fantasy
o Favorite Subjects— Math & Science
o Favorite Holiday—St. Patrick’s Day