This is my third year teaching Kinderversity at San Tan Charter School and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. I love having the kids think “out of the box” and that learning is FUN! Since my background is secondary education, I incorporate a lot of higher-level curriculum to challenge my students, especially in Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Every week is a new adventure whether we’re learning about Robotics and Coding, or about Ethiopian culture and traditions.
My background has always been centered around children of all ages. I believe that every child is precious and a gift. Bringing out the special qualities of each child, appreciating them, and giving them the tools and the confidence they need to succeed is my passion in life.
In 1998, I was a Family Teacher at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. There, I lived with and raised a total of over sixty teenage boys who came from severely abandoned, abused, and neglected backgrounds. After working at Boys Town, I co-founded a non-profit organization in San Marcos, California, helping to house children who could not live in the foster care system.
I was blessed to be able to spend 16 years as a stay-at-home Mom for my 11 children. I home schooled my youngest 3 children for preschool and absolutely loved it. Since then, I have worked at my church Preschool and Daycare, as well as a Guest Teacher at San Tan Charter School.
If you’re around campus and you see someone dressed in a lab coat with a wild rainbow wig on, rest assure it’s me!
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Birthday: June 11
--- My Favorite Things ---
Healthy Snack(s): Cucumbers
“Junk Food” Treat(s): Chips
Drink(s): Coke Zero, Starbucks
Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Orange Blossom, Four Thieves, Sandalwood, Lavender
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Oreganos, Nando’s, RigaTony’s
Fast Food Restaurant(s): In-n-out; Jersey Mike’s subs
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon
Most used school/office supply: Sharpies, Sticky Notes
What I would really like is: I love Bath and Body Works Lotions! I wash my hands so much that lotion is like gold.
Heroes: My family
Hobbies: Hanging out with my kids, dancing, listening to music, drawing