Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, I am so happy to teach your students this year. I have worked toward this for a long time. I spent 20 years working in education as a paraprofessional. I had a variety of roles and gained a lot of excellent experience. Much of my background is in special education, where I worked with students who had many categories of placement. Two years of that time, I worked with junior high students in a specialized program for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I also was a school librarian.
I decided to go back to college after my own children were adults. I wanted to put my passion and experience to work in my own classroom. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Ottawa University and I graduated with highest honors.
I am excited to be working in the Deer Valley Unified School District, since I attended DVUSD schools for my whole education. In fact, I attended Village Meadows from my Kindergarten year through most of my fifth grade year. It is so cool to see how much it is the same, while still having so many amazing improvements. I hope to have an outstanding year with your students!