I was born in Lodi, CA. I've lived in Lodi, Stockton, and Merced throughout different times in my life. My husband and I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love gardening and being outside. My favorite colors are teal and purple. My favorite foods are ice cream and coffee (yes, I count coffee as a food 😊 ).
My passion for teaching came about while in college. I attended UC Merced, and during winter breaks I had the opportunity to teach children how to snowboard. It was a wonderfully fulfilling experience and fueled my desire to become a teacher. I have my B.A. in Psychology and have always loved learning about how to feed and grow the brain. This is my 2nd year teaching 5th grade at Fremont Elementary and I thoroughly enjoyed last year and cannot wait for the learning to commence this year.