About Us


I have lived in Northern CA since I was 7 years old and currently work in the district I graduated from. My mom, whom I was very close to, passed away 7 years ago, but my father and the rest of my immediate family (two brothers, a niece, and nephew) still reside nearby. I live with Robert (my spouse) and spend time with my 25-year-old stepson when we can. Robert and I have two adorable puppies that take up a lot of our time (a 1-year-old husky, Roxie, and a nearly year-old sheepadoodle, Bandit).

I have a passion for teaching, American History, reading, music, and old (the 1930s - 50s) movies. 

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, a Master’s of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, and a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership. I hold an Autism Certificate and am Nationally Board Certified. I value education and believe that learning is a lifelong process that we should all enjoy. I taught second grade for 6 years and have been teaching third for the last 11 years, the last 8 as a 1:1 class. I was also an Instructional Specialist (team-taught third grade and assisted other teachers in instructional strategies, lesson planning, and presented professional development for the third grade teachers in our district) for four years (2016-2020). I am excited about sharing this adventure with you!

 I was born and raised in Napa, CA. I have two adult sons. I enjoy nature and spending time outdoors, especially chasing waterfalls. I am the proud owner of a dog, cat, and bunny. I travel frequently to Oregon to spend time with my mom, brother, and niece.  My dad and his family live here locally and I spend as much time with him as possible.
I  have a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies and a Masters in General Education. I spent my first years of teaching in the Napa Valley Unified School District. I changed districts when I moved here 16 years ago. In FSUSD I have taught grades 2-6.  I am a 3rd-grade teacher and now an instructional specialist. This is going to be a new adventure working with my best friend and sharing a classroom.  Let the adventure begin!


I come from a family of teachers.  Both my parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncle were teachers. It is in my genes! I grew up in Northern California in the Sacramento area, where both of my parents taught.  I have two adult daughters, a son in high school and two beautiful grandchildren.

As an adult, I moved to Solano County and began teaching in Fairfield Unified School District in 1998. Most of my career has been in 4th and 5th grade, however, I have taught K, 1st, 2nd and have been working as a 50% 3rd grade 1:1 teacher, 50% Instructional Specialist for the last three years. I love teaching all subjects, however, I have developed a love for math instruction and it has become my passion.

 I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing (I was convinced I wasn't going to become a teacher) and my teaching credential from Brandman University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education;    Curriculum and Instruction. Every opportunity that I am given, I am eager to learn something new!

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