I am originally from South Orange County, California. I graduated with my degree in Anthropology, and a minor in Literature and Writing from University of California, San Diego in 2003. In 2009, I earned a Single Subject Teaching Credential in History and English from San Diego State University in 2009. After completing my student teaching at Lemon Grove Middle and the Juvenile Court Schools, I started full time in September 2009 at Lincoln High School teaching 10th grade World History. From Lincoln, I transferred to a small private school in North Park where I taught every History subject imaginable, from Advanced Placement to Middle School. It was both a demanding, but gratifying position gaining valuable experience in curriculum development as well as watching my students grow over the years. In December 2011, I completed a Masters in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Literacy from University of San Diego.
In September of 2013, I accepted a position at University City High School teaching English and History. In 2015 I accepted the role of Yearbook Adviser, something that I have come to greatly enjoy, but it is not without it’s challenges.
I love cultivating my rose garden and hiking with my husband and our two sons on the weekends. With two growing boys, and a plethora of after-school activities from Scouts to Gymnastics we are very busy. We enjoy traveling and camping as much as we can, finding new favorite places and new adventures.
This is now my fourth year here at UCHS and my third year as Yearbook Adviser. I love UC, and enjoy every minute teaching these fabulous students! Clap it Up!