I am a graduate with honors from SDSU with a degree in Liberal Arts and have spent the last 4 years training and implementing science with the SDUSD science team. I also have a minor in Family and Child Development. I decided if I was going to teach children I must understand them and their stages of development to best meet their needs academically, physically and emotionally. I also believe in Gardeners Theory of Multiple Intelligences and try to structure my lessons using a variety of modalities so that all children will have the best opportunity for success at school.
Prior to McKinley Elementary, I taught four years at John Marshall Elementary. two of those years were as a second grade teacher and two years in kindergarten; 80% of those children were refuges from Somalia. Making a difference in this world is important to me. I have a love for all humanity and try to make the world a better place through positive encouragement, and kindness to all.