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

No Child Left Behind Certificate of Compliance


I have been working in a variety of educational settings since 1990 as a tutor, aide, and teacher. This is my 20th year teaching in the San Marcos Unified School District. I have had the pleasure of teaching at 4 fabulous 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, and 5th 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. I am always eager to learn new things and bring that enthusiasm back to the classroom!