Room 234: Oregon
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English, California State University, Long Beach, 2008 MA in Education and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, UC Berkeley, 2014
Hello! I am so happy to be back at Garfield for my 4th year teaching 3rd grade. I deeply believe that every child has their own unique abilities, personality, and spark and that it is my role as a teacher to help each of my students cultivate their individuality, social emotional skills, and excitement for learning so that they can contribute to our communities and world in a positive way.
From 2011-2012 I taught English at an elementary school in Alhama de Granada, Spain. The connections I made with my students and their families despite our differences in cultures, backgrounds, languages, and experiences helped me realize I wanted to be a teacher.While completing my grad school and credential program at UC Berkeley, I had the opportunity to student teach at several schools in the East Bay and immediately developed a deep love for Oakland.
I have been teaching third grade as a part of the Garfield family since Fall 2014. The love, care, and support amongst the staff, students, families, and community is so genuine and I'm looking forward to another great year!