My teaching career began at a dance studio when I was 14 years old. In the classroom, I encountered outstanding teachers who cultivated my passion for learning. To pay this gift forward, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, a minor in English, and a concentration in Dance from Chapman University.
I loved the hustle and bustle of Orange County but wanted a quieter life for my first-born child and moved to Casa Grande and became a substitute teacher in 2004.
In 2005, I received my first opportunity to be in a classroom of my own as a special education teacher for the Casa Grande Elementary School District. As a lifelong learner, I continued to pursue higher education and completed a post-baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education from Western Governor’s University, Master of Science in Special Education from Western Governor’s University, a Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Grand Canyon University, and a Master of Arts in Administration from Grand Canyon University. Since then, I have had the joy of working in classrooms across Casa Grande in both general education settings and special education settings.
Most recently, I could be seen on campus working with Exceptional Student Services and collaborating with the administrative departments. However, the opportunity to fill an educational gap brought me back in the classroom—your classroom. My heart is happiest when I am supporting students and helping them find their passion through engagement with learning. I can’t wait to see the growth in my students as we learn and grow together each day in both our knowledge of science and in our ability to collaborate together.