Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education CSUB English as a Second Language PreK-12 Endorsement
Aloha and welcome to first grade at Sonoran Foothills! As the school year begins, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our first grade families. I am very excited about getting to know my students and supporting them as they learn and discover new things.
This will be my 18th year of teaching first grade! It's such a joy to teach this age group. I joined Deer Valley School District in 2014 and was part of the Sonoran Foothills staff upon its opening in 2015. Go Bobcats! Teaching first grade is a passion of mine because I believe it is a crucial year in every child's educational development.
Apart from my teaching career, I especially enjoy having quality family time, staying active, traveling, and reading. My husband and I are parents of two wonderful college-aged children. We are extremely proud to have both of our kids attend Grand Canyon University. Our son Kaleo is a recent GCU Justice Studies graduate and our daughter Kiana (a former Bobcat herself) will be completing her third year of Air Force ROTC officer training and the GCU Jazz Band. Lopes up!