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 * AP Coordinator
Currently in the midst of my 23rd year in the classroom, 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 provide and maintain a learning environment that is comforting and comfortable, welcoming and accepting, and safe. 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. 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.
In the 2017-18 school year I am teaching U.S. History and AP U.S. History. 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. I am inspired everyday by my family, my students, and my colleagues. And I love being a Titan.
FALL 2017 SCHEDULE: SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE:
Period 1- Prep Period 1- AP Psychology
Period 2- AP Psychology Period 2- AP U.S. History
Period 3- AP U.S. History Period 3- Prep
Period 4- AP U.S. History Period 4- AP U.S. History