Phone: (818)246-0450 Ext. 1023
Degrees and Certifications:
California State University, San Marcos Administrative Services Credential Master of Arts in Education Administration California State University, Northridge Multiple Subject Credential Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
As part of the Teaching and Learning team, my goal is to support teachers and school staff with all aspects of professional learning. I began teaching in 1995 in LAUSD, moving to Balboa School in the Glendale district in 1997. At Balboa, I taught a fourth/fifth grade combination, fourth grade, and kindergarten. I left Balboa School in 2003 to care for my newborn twins, returning to teaching in 2007 at the elementary and middle school level.
After 20 years of teaching, I began my work in professional development as an academic coach in the Garvey School District. During that time, I worked to coordinate the evaluation of instructional programs and student progress. I enjoyed facilitating PLC meetings and providing professional development for teachers weekly. A large part of my work was focused on improving integrated ELD instruction to serve the English learner population.
As an elementary teacher specialist on the Teaching and Learning team, I look forward to providing instructional support and professional development to school sites in our district. My areas of specialty are:
- ELA/ELD Common Core Standards
- Designated and Integrated ELD
- Balanced Literacy
- Close Reading
- Collaborative Learning and Student Engagement
- Professional Learning Communities
- Academic Coaching