Phone: (520) 696 5373
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Special Education University of Arizona M.Ed. Educational Leadership Northern Arizona University Certifications: Principal, PreK-12 Cross Categorical, K-12 Elementary Education, K-8 Structured English Immersion Endorsement
- Student teaching in self-contained classroom at AMS
- Resource Language Arts teacher at AMS (2 years)
- Self-Contained CHOICES teacher at La Cima (2 years)
- Cross Cat. teacher at AMS (1 year)
- Special Education Facilitator (Current)
Why I am committed to Amphi
I am committed to Amphi because my belief of developing educated, responsible citizens and community members is not only shared among staff members but displayed district wide.
Defining Moment in Education
I feel strongly that there is not a single defining moment in my educational journey but rather each and every day becomes a defining moment both for myself and my students. Every day is a new challenge for us to develop into well-rounded, educated individuals. I feel I learn as much from my students as they can learn from me. With this mindset I constantly feel inspired to bring the best version of myself to school.
Why I teach at AMS
I believe that all students can learn. Not every student will learn in the same way but everyone has the ability to acquire knowledge. It is crucial that every child feels important and that their voice matters. With this, I strive to create a safe environment in which students can learn both academic and social skills needed in life. I have found the most effective way to establish this type of ambiance is to build and maintain individual relationships with my students. I believe in developing educated and responsible citizens.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy running and love coaching cross country and track! I love to run various races around the country. I love traveling and try hard to spend extended time out of the country every summer.