I was born in California, but grew up in Apache Junction, Arizona. I attended school there from kindergarten through graduation. I received my Associates degree while attending both Mesa Community College and Phoenix College. I transferred to Arizona State University to complete my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. During this time I was employed through the Maricopa Community College District teaching math programs to minority students as well as the athletic department at Arizona State.
My first teaching job was back in Apache Junction in 1996 where I taught junior high and high school math for 15 years along with coaching football, girls basketball and track and field. In 2011, I transferred over to Williams Field High School continuing to teach math and coach football and track.
I am starting my 23rd year this school year as a teacher and coach for San Tan Charter High School. I am looking forward to a great experience.