Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Agricultural Business M.A. Educational Technology Secondary Business Teaching Credential CPR, AED, First Aid
What an exciting start to my journey as a Timberwolf! Among my interests is my passion for preparing students for successful careers. The field of Computer Science drew me in as so many students who have not yet even considered this path will pursue careers that do not even exist yet. I spent this past yeat training and working with an awesome network of CS educators and professionals! It has been so inspiring to work with people who are so passionate about the future our students face. The creativity involved and the scope of industries affected by CS prinicples drives my passion. I can't wait to further explore our options to engage students in the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud computing among other concepts.
Through the years, I have written and taught many business and computer courses, and I am anxious to focus on Computer Science again during my 20th year of teaching! I also coached a Varsity Swim Team and coordinated blood drives for over 15 years, among other activities at Laguna Creek HS where I began my teaching career in 1997.
In a nutshell…. I grew up in the central valley, earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Fresno State (Go Bulldogs!), spent 5 years in Texas, moved to Sacramento to complete my teaching credential and eventually earned a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Sac State (Go Hornets!). Currently, I live in Natomas with my husband and 2 dogs. In my “spare” time, I enjoy playing golf, hanging out with family and friends, travelling and always problem-solving of course.