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I grew up in Oakland, California and graduated from Skyline High School. I spent some time going to college in Chico, California and graduated from California State University, Hayward. After completing college, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I had many friends in education, and I love to learn, but I was adamant that I did not want to teach high school. After all, my mother taught high school for over thirty years and I saw how time consuming of a career it was.
When I was 29, I moved to Israel for a year to "find me" and figure out what my next steps were. When I returned home, I lived with an old sorority sister from college. She was a Math teacher at Antioch High School. She convinced me to accompany her to work one day and check out what she did. Needless to say, I loved it! That night, I enrolled in my credentialing classes and signed up to take my exams. I was hired at Antioch High School the following month and began my career on an intern credential. That was thirteen years ago and I am still here doing what I love.
Currently, I teach 9th grade AVID and 11th grade English. I am also the Peer Advocates/Conflict Mediation Coordinator. In my free time, I love to sing karaoke, listen to live music, walk, and read. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I am married to Daniel, who is my biggest supporter, and we have an 18 year old daughter and puppy, Levi.