I am excited to begin my sixth year teaching fifth grade at Tularcitos! Even though this year is looking to be a bit different, what remains the same is getting to work with fantastic students, whether we are in Room 41 or at home! I thoroughly enjoy working, planning, and reflecting with the fifth-grade team of teachers to help all students learn. I am looking forward to getting to know a new bunch of fifth graders this year!
Originally, I am from Walnut Creek, California. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara, I earned my teaching credential from Sonoma State University, and a Masters of Education from Endicott College while living in Spain.
When I was a student at UCSB, one experience changed my life, studying abroad in London. Since then, I have combined my passion for teaching and traveling by living, traveling, and teaching all over the world. All in all, I have spent over 7 years abroad. I have taught in Mexico, Japan, and Germany and I spent four summers in Spain studying and traveling. I even had the opportunity to travel around the world while living on a ship called the Peace Boat while I was teaching English.
Two summers ago I met my fiance while hiking the Camino Santiago in Spain. He is Australian and due to the coronavirus, he is currently living in Sydney, Australia. We are optimistically awaiting when we can be together again.
Besides traveling and spending time with family and friends, I enjoy running and hiking. I have run 12 marathons and many half marathons. In 2014 and 2015 I ran the Boston Marathon and then six days later I ran the Big Sur Marathon!(Camino Santiago, Spain, 2009)Let's enjoy the journey together!