I was a teacher for 10 years, and I have been an administrator for 8. I spent most of my teaching career in 5th grade and a few years in K and 3. Teaching has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl working in my mother’s classroom. She was a k/1 teacher. I love the look on a student’s face when they “get it” and I love to support students in the learning process. As an administrator, my passion is to help teachers grow and provide a quality program for all students to learn and flourish.
When I taught 5th grade my favorite thing was history and Outdoor Ed. I absolutely loved teaching about the Revolutionary War and the book Toliver’s Secret will forever be burned in my memory.
I have two rambunctious boys age 4 and 5. My oldest, Owen, starts kindergarten this year. We love to travel. This last summer we took a big trip to Europe. The beach is my favorite place to be, hands down. We love outdoor adventures, hiking, running, and playing board games. Both boys are taking after me and begin their first year in soccer. I also love to read and bake.
I love the new school year. It is full of amazing possibilities and I feel like I have the best job in the world. No one else gets to start new each year and set goals to see students grow and develop.
This is my fourth year in the San Carlos School District. I started at Tierra Linda assisting in their front office and I'm now the School Secretary for Mariposa Upper Elementary. Although I've only been working on a school campus for a short time, I've logged many hours volunteering in my children's classrooms and on the PTOs for their elementary and middle schools. I am currently on the Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School PTO board in Pacifica.
I love staying active with my husband and children. We enjoy camping, riding dirt bikes, hiking and the beach.
I used to work for DreamWorks Animation and you can find my name in the credits of Shrek 2.