Sabino HIgh School, Tucson, Arizona
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1986, 1988, 1992, 2919)
Coursework at Pima Community College, Northern Arizona University, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Arizona
Master’s Degree in Reading. University of Arizona
Educational Specialist in Language, Reading and Culture, University of Arizona
Doctor Of Philosophy in Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (focus: Early Childhood), University of Arizona
Early Childhood Endorsement, Arizona
Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement, Arizona
Reading K-12, Arizona
English as a Second Language K-12, Arizona
Some of the Workshops I’ve Presented:
Inclusion, It Works!
The Five Love Languages of Children and the Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
More Than ABCs
Making Peace with the Wood Chips
Creating a Social Learning Community in Your Classroom
Preschool Director and Inclusion Preschool Teacher, Continental School District, 2002-Present
Kindergarten Teacher and English as a Second Language Teacher/Program Manager, Continental School District, 1990-2002
Kindergarten Teacher, Altar Valley School District, 1988-1990
Third Grade Teacher, Altar Valley School District, 1986-1988
Sheltered English Immersion Trainer, 2005-2007 (For District and as a Consultant with SEI Solutions)
Prescott College Educational Mentor
I am married to my husband, David. Our two children, both attended Continental School from kindergarten through eighth grade. Both attended University High School in Tucson. Our daughter is a pediatrician and is completing a neonatology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Our son is an Air Force Academy graduate and currently serves as a pilot, stationed at Joint Base Hickam/Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.
We have a dog and and are guardians of a Sonoran desert tortoise.
I have always loved to read. I remember that in fourth grade, I wanted to read ‘every book’ in my school library! I have recently taken up cooking and baking. I enjoy taking walks and being outside.