Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Educational Technology Leadership: Concordia University B.A. in Communications: U.C. Santa Barbara Teaching Credential: CSU, Fullerton GATE Certificate
This is my 16th year teaching in the TVUSD school district. Prior to coming to Gardner Middle School, I taught at Crowne Hill Elementary School. Although I enjoy teaching all subjects, my true passion is history, as well as utilizing technology to enhance student engagement and learning. Therefore, it was no surprise to any of my colleagues or friends when I chose to make the move to middle school.
Other Professional Experience
Prior to becoming an educator, I spent 10 years in the private sector as a project manager in the web design and internet marketing industry.
My other passions include spending time with my family, being outdoors (camping, hiking, fishing), and volleyball. Currently, I coach the JV volleyball team at GOHS, as well as coach middle schools fro VIper Volleyball Club. A few years back I served as the varsity head coach for the TVHS girls volleyball program.