Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Economics from Oklahoma State University Masters in Teaching and Teacher Education from University of Arizona Arizona Certification Highly Qualified Secondary Mathematics
Defining Moments in my Education
The moments of education that matter the most are the little ones, when one chooses how they are going to commit to learning. I found that making the committment of doing whatever it took to learn the most difficult mathematics I had ever been taught, worked. I discovered that with hard work, consistency and dedication that I could learn complex multiple step problem solving skills.
Core Educational Beliefs
My core belief is that through education we develop individually as greater versions of ourselves and collectively as a society we solve many of humanities problems creating a better life. It will be through education that the fate of the planet can be understood and solved.
Amphitheater High School (2020 – present)
I have taught as a certified Secondary Math Teacher for 5 years at public and charter schools. Prior to that, I worked with students individually providing support in math and other academic skills. I have also worked as a substitute teacher for several years as well.
Why I am Committed to Amphi
I am committed to the students and families of Amphi High School because of the opportunity I have to support their goals and dreams through education. It is clear to me that throughout the Amphi community there is a dedication to student success.
Hobbies and Interests
I have a daughter who lives in Brooklyn, NY. I also have 3 dogs- Max, Jaimme and Harmony and one cat-Princess. I am entrepreneurial and enjoy creating business opportunities. When the mountain isn't on fire, or the sun boiling hot, I enjoy hiking and biking.
I do my best to keep up with topics like economics, health, social justice, politics, pop culture, film and music. Naps are nice too!