Phone: (916) 726-1400 ext. 6175
Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts (AA), General Education- Chabot Community College Bachelor of Arts (BA), History- UCLA Master of Arts (MA), History- Cal State, East Bay Credentials and Certifications: Single Subject Credential- Social Science, Secondary Education English, Supplemental Authorization CLAD/GATE/BTSA certified Advanced Placement (U.S. History) certified Advanced Placement (Psychology) certified Link Crew Coordinator * Coach, Girls' Tennis (JV/Varsity) * Asst. Athletic Director
I am currently in the midst of my 28th year in the classroom, and I am as motivated today as I was on day one of my career. I respect individuals, prioritize relationships, and always remember that a student might forget the content I deliver, but they will never forget how they feel in my classroom. I work hard to set up and maintain a learning environment that is comforting and comfortable, welcoming and accepting, safe and student-centered.
In my AP U.S. History classes, I work hard to deliver and work with content in a variety of ways to maximize engagement, participation, and retention, and to push students to look at History from a variety of perspectives including that of today. Collaboration, academic discourse, critical thinking, and reflection make up the foundation of the work we do in APUSH. Link to Syllabus
In my AP Psychology classes, we cover all major schools of thought, approaches, psychologists, and theories in interactive ways. We read and apply principles and theories every day, and we constantly work to spiral what we learn into our own learning. It is one of the most personally relatable and instantly relevant courses in school. Collaboration, connecting, cooperating, and communicating and essential features of the learning process in AP Psychology; it is active, and interactive! Link to Syllabus
In my Dual Enrollment U.S. History courses, students are satisyfing BOTH their graduation requirement for U.S. History and a general education requirement for U.S. History...at the same time! In this course, students enroll in Sierra College. And, with the successful completion of this course students officially start their college career and the grade they earn goes on their college transcript. It's a smart way to earn college credit, without having to pass an AP exam. Link to Syllabus
I am constantly looking for ways to grow as an educator and as a person. I value optimism, support, independence and intrinsic motivation, being open-minded, relationships and authenticity, humor, competition, confidence, making mistakes and learning from them, and mastering fundamental skills for long-term growth and success.
Outside the classroom, I coach the girls' tennis team and I am an Assistant Athletic Director. I am committed to positively supporting all of our student athletes, and coaches. I love being a Titan.
Period 1: AP U.S. History
Period 2: Dual Enrollment U.S. History 17B
Period 3: Dual Enrollment U.S. History 17B
Period 4: Prep
(916) 726-1400 ext. 6175