• Hello second graders! I am beyond excited to continue my teaching career at Union Park as I start my sixth year. Since about the age of 8, I knew that one day I was going to become a teacher. I am so thankful to have the unique opportunity to be a part of such an amazing campus and I look forward to a year of learning, fun and teamwork. I strive to create a classroom focused on engaged learning, community and respect. I know that with these principles present in the classroom, it will make for a great year!

    I was born in Phoenix and raised in Peoria. With that being said, I am a product of the Deer Valley school district. I graduated in April 2016 from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education. In the spring of 2018 I graduated with a Master's from Grand Canyon in the area of Teaching English as a Second Language. Go Lopes! Prior to teaching here at Union Park, I taught 2nd grade for four years at Copper Creek. 

    I come from a fun-loving family of 4. My mom Antoinette, dad Mark and and younger brother Anthony. My family are some of the most caring and supportive people I know.

    I love to travel, listen to music and go shopping. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. I cannot wait to meet everyone and get started. The community of Union Park is very supportive and close knit. I have felt nothing but postitive engagement and communication from parents, students and staff members. This year is going to be great!

    My Favorites:

    Colors: purple, pink, teal, red

    Season: Fall

    Flowers: daisies, sunflowers

    Snacks: dark chocolate, peanut butter M&M's, jalepeno chips, Cheez Its

    Restaurants: Wildflower, P.F Chang's, Sauce

    Drinks: Dr. Pepper, Starbuck's, AJ's iced tea

    Stores: Target, T.J Maxx

    Hobby: working out, reading

    Free time: being with loved ones, watching my favorite T.V shows

    Subject: Language Arts

    Place to be: Italy