I have been a credentialed teacher since 2001, but I have practiced being a teacher since she was six years old! My first students were a group of Cabbage Patch Kids! I am passionate about creating opportunities for kids to learn through authentic and hands-on experiences. I believe that kids learn best when they feel safe to take risks and make mistakes. I also believe that learning should be challenging, engaging, and FUN!
When not learning and playing with kids at school, I am learning and playing with kids at home! I have a 13-year-old son, Owen, and a 9-year-old daughter, Molly. I love to read, watch movies, and hang out with my family and friends. I live in Santa Cruz with my husband, Dave, kids, our three cats. I am thrilled to be a part of our Loma community!