Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
California State University, Sonoma, BA in Liberal Studies, Emphasis in Environmental Education University of Nevada, Reno, M.Ed. 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 with varying demographics and cultures. These experiences include Kindergarten through 8th grade, multiple subjects, 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, presenting to teachers, expanding my knowledge and sharing information about best teaching practices.
I am happily married to the love of my life, and we have three amazing children, two cats, and a lovely, 100 lb. Golden Retriever. 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!