Years at the district?
I have been working at Academy of the Redwoods
and in the Fortuna Union High School District for
10 years. I also did my student teaching at Century
Hall in 2000.
Why did you become a teacher?
In my last couple of years of high school, I had a
fantastic teacher who allowed me to pursue my
passion as a part of my education. This not only
encouraged my commitment to be a lifelong learner,
but inspired me to pursue teaching as a profession. I
work to provide our students with connected learning
opportunities, creating an environment where students
identities or areas of interest are validated through academic
achievement. With the hope that this will help them to
become truly engaged in their academic and professional
What do you love about your job?
I enjoy helping to change the perspective of a student
who may be reluctant or lack the confidence to pursue
higher education or a personal academic challenge. I will
also be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be
a part of an incredible team of educators, who make such
a tremendous impact on so many lives.
Something interesting very few people know about you.
I sat in the 7th row at a small Justin Bieber concert,
with my daughter who was 7 at the time. We were also 5
seats away from LL Cool J!
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