Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Master’s Degree in Elementary Education Certified K-8 Highly Qualified SEI Certified AVID Trained Educator Awarded Legendary Teacher 2021/2022
Welcome to our classroom! I am very excited about being a part of your child’s education and look forward to the journey ahead. I have been teaching for 20 years and have loved every minute of it! I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Education and I also have my Master’s Degree in Education. I was also nominated as Amphitheater Districts 2021/2022 Legendary Teacher. This award is given through NAU by former students.
I am an Arizona native and love the sunshine and traditions that surround Arizona. My family is from a local mining town just outside of Tucson. I come from a long line of teachers in my family and have learned many things from them.
I have a wonderful family and love spending time with them. I love music, painting, dancing, reading and just being with friends and family.
Defining Moment in Education
During my years of going to school, I always remember those wonderful teachers that stoodout and told me that I am smart and I can achieve anything I put my mind to. This inspired me to become a teacher and be “THAT” teacher that inspires her students. As an educator, I want my students to know that they can achieve anything they set their minds to and to know that they are smart. We all learn in different ways but we can all achieve all that we are inspired to be. It is up to us to believe in ourselves AND not to forget those wonderful teachers that believe in us too!!
Core Educational Belief
I believe that all students have the ability to achieve their goals in life and go to college. It’s about finding the right techniques and study skills to help them. This, plus the empowerment of them believing in themselves, is what makes a student successful. Not to mention, their family and teachers that encourage them to reach higher than they thought they could.
I have taught in Sahuarita and Amphitheater School District. The grade levels that I have experience in are 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th grade and I have found that teaching these grades has taught me so much about how my students learn.