Meet the Dean of Students/Mamie Towles Elementary School
Degrees and Certifications:
California State University, Sonoma, BA in Liberal Studies, Emphasis in Environmental Education University of Nevada, Reno, M.Ed. Western Governor's University, Nevada, Educational Leadership Endorsement University of Nevada, Reno, ELL Endorsement Sierra Nevada College, GATE Endorsement
Originally from San Rafael, California, I have proudly lived in Reno, Nevada, since 1995. I have taught for the WCSD since 1996, at numerous schools. These experiences include Kindergarten through 8th grade, English Language Learners, and Gifted and Talented Education (SWAS). I spent several years coaching and mentoring teachers through the WCSD Department of Professional Learning. I enjoy creating a safe and challenging atmosphere for students and teachers, supporting inclusive and equitable practices, and fostering positive relationships between school and family.
I am happily married to the love of my life, and we have three amazing children, three dogs (Yukon and Denali are husky puppies and Daisy is an Aussie/German Shepherd Mix) and a cat who keeps us all in line. Together, we enjoy camping, skiing, and traveling. Being from the Bay Area, I keep a close eye on the 49ers and Giants, but I will always Bleed Blue for the Wolfpack!