Hello! I'm happy to continue teaching 7th Grade ELA for Cloud 9 Academy at Hillview this year. This is my 20th year teaching middle school, which means that my very first students are probably close to retirement. I've had the privilege of teaching at three very incredible middle schools: Pajaro Middle School (Watsonville), Miller Middle School (Cupertino), and now Hillview.
To prepare for teaching, I received my bachelor's degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz. I continued at UCSC to earn a master's degree in Education. I consider myself to be a life-long learner, and I am always on the hunt for new learning opportunities. Sometimes this takes me on adventures in other parts of the world!
When not grading essays, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, reading, and traveling.
I’m looking forward to a fun and productive year. See you soon!