Credentials & Experience

Credentials and Certification

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Special Education from James Madison University in 1994.

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD (Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development) emphasis from California State University- San Marcos in 2000.

Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) Training 2004

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Certification 2007

SDCOE Restorative Practices Training 2019

SEES Teacher of the Year 2020

Orton-Gillingham Training - IMSE (Institute for Multi-Sensory Education) 2021


I have been working in a variety of educational settings since 1990 as a tutor, aide, and teacher. This is my 23rd year teaching in the San Marcos Unified School District. I have had the pleasure of teaching at 4 schools in our district: Richland, La Costa Meadows, San Elijo School (K-8), and San Elijo Elementary. In addition to teaching 1st grade for 17 years, I have taught a 3/4 combo, 5th grade, and this is my fifth year teaching 2nd grade!  

As teachers, we all take on different roles to work collaboratively whether it is at our sites or at the district level. I have had the opportunity to serve on our School Site Committee, mentor student teachers from CSUSM as well as new teachers to our district, write assessments for our district, and train staff on curriculum and practices. I am always eager to learn new things and bring that enthusiasm back to our school and the classroom!

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