Degrees and Certifications:
BA from University of Illinois MA from Barat College of DePaul University
I am honored to be teaching at Sandra Day O'Connor! The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 20th year teaching. Previously, I taught at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale. In 2015, I was Deer Valley Unified School District's Teacher of the Year, which was a huge honor and blessing. In addition, I am the recipient of Rio Salado's 2015-2016 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award.I currently teach ELA 7-8, COM 100, Creative Writing, Intro to Journalism and Digital Communication, and Newspaper. I am also the Educational Technology Department Chair. I was raised in Illinois and attended the University of Illinois (Go Illini!!) where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree. After living in Santa Barbara, California for two years, I decided to move back to Illinois to obtain my Master of Arts degree from Barat College of DePaul University. Fun fact is my husband also works at OC as lead security and is a freshman football coach! We live in the Deer Valley School District, and we love the Valley of the Sun! We have two beautiful children named Callie and Shay, two dogs named Gracie Rae and Oakley. I have always been an avid learner; subsequently, my goal is to foster a classroom where a love for learning thrives. Empower yourself through learning.
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