Degrees and Certifications:
BA Communication MA Ed. Administration Arizona Teachers Certificate - Secondary Ed. Business, Social Studies, History, Communication, Language Arts, Administration
I have lived in Phoenix since 1967 and have seen it grow into the large metropolis it has become today. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a BA in communication and began working as a counselor at a residential treatment center for the following 10 years. I eventually decided to become a teacher and returned to school at Grand Canyon University to get my teacher's certificate and credits in history so that I could teach social studies. After teaching for another 10 years, I went back to school at University of Phoenix and obtained a Masters in Education Administration. I have worked for Gavilan Peak since 1995 and have lived in the Anthem community since that time. It has been my privilige to teach classes in social studies and language arts at the school since my move into the community. It is important to me that we prepare our children for their futures as good citizens, educated and productive workers and great friends and family members.
Mission Statement: Gavilan Peak's mission is to build relationships through collaborative learning and engaging instruction, to ensure 100% of students to being at or above grade level standards.
Vision: Inspiring today's learners to explore their limitless possibilities.
Motto: Dream - Create - Inspire