My role as a classroom teacher is to teach my students not only the required standards, but how to cooperate and communicate with their fellow classmates. I want to create a caring and safe classroom community where students feel comfortable making mistakes and working towards accomplishing their goals.
I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and got my teaching credential two years later. I taught in California, Texas and Virginia. After eight years of teaching, I took a long break to raise my children. After several years of substitute teaching I accepted a teaching position in Arlington Public Schools.
My interests include reading, watching home improvement shows and cooking/baking.But my love is my family. I have a husband and have raised five children. My youngest is a senior in high school this year. I also have two beautiful active grandsons.
While substitute teaching, I often shared a book that my daughter gave me: “If You Give A Mouse an iPhone.” The majority of my students had an instant connection, having heard the original story, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” My version was a parody that showed what could happen if you never looked up from your phone. The mouse named Applesauce missed a lot of adventures that were way more exciting than anything on the phone.