Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Theatre Arts and Education in 2001. I received a Master's degree from the University of Arizona's College of Education in Reading, Language and Culture in 2010. I hold a secondary AZ teaching certificate with a K-12 Reading Endorsement. I taught 6-8th grade reading and language arts for 12 years, and I was a reading coach for two years in Tucson, Arizona before moving to Phoenix. I have spent my career fostering a love of reading in my students by helping them build the confidence and competence they need to succeed. I am excited to start my third year as a Sierra Verde Viper!