I was born and raised in Exeter, CA. After going to college, I decided to come back to the Central Valley to give back to this small community. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child, and so many wonderful people in Exeter did that for me!
In this field, you HAVE to have humor...haha I've been teaching for 6 years (extremely hard to believe because it goes so fast!) I've taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade and am now going back to 4th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Teaching is my passion, and I can't wait to share it with you!
Although I'm not Lutheran, I knew I wanted to go to a private Christian University. It was definitely a God thing when it came to attending this great school. I got to enjoy beautiful Southern California for a few years, meeting lifelong friends, and grow as a person. I loved being a Regal!
I was destined to go to FPU. As a high school senior, it was between FPU and CLU, and although I was meant to go to CLU for my undergrad, all of my grade level work has been completed by FPU. I received my credential in 2012 and my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017. And now I'm an adjunct instructor, who loves giving back to this great university! It feels so good to be a Sunbird!
Amazon is pretty much my favorite place to shop because I can get just about everything! But I use it the most to purchase Ebooks. I'm an avid reader and enjoy escaping in a good book or learning something more by reading a book on teaching.
I LOVE to travel! One of my friends encouraged me to try to visit a different state a summer, and this will be a goal of mine for the rest of my life! Of course, I'll add countries in there eventually too! I love to visit new places and experience different adventures. If you have any suggestions, I'm up for hearing them!!
Going to Disneyland is one of my favorite past times! I'm a huge Disney fan and enjoy having an exhausting fun-filled day in the parks!! I know a few of you are probably suckers for wearing ears, eating a churro, and waiting in line for a pineapple dole whip too! :)
It's hard to imagine not being a teacher because I've wanted to be one for so long, but if I weren't, I'd somehow find a way to work for Disney! Again...my obsession is real!
A word that describes me is "happy." I strive to be a positive person (90% of the time- :) ) I love to laugh and smile and try to see the glass as being half-full.
I've had a lot of special moments in my life, but I feel like the Best Are Yet to Come for me. I enjoy reflecting on my many moments and look forward to all of the great ones ahead of me!!