I would like to take moment to introduce myself as your child’s 6th Grade Math teacher this year. It is a privilege to be able to continue the excellent and challenging education they have been receiving or will be starting from Cortina Elementary. My goal every day is to meet the unique needs of every student and to create opportunities for academic growth via acceptance, support, and encouragement. Our classroom environment will foster energy and enthusiasm as your child pursues goals.
I prescribe to Stephanie Tolan’s approach to teaching students: “Children are like plants that need stakes to grow against, with gentle ties where necessary to support their natural growth, instead of being rigidly espaliered to a stone wall in artificial designs someone else devised.”
I am a certified and highly qualified elementary teacher with a PreK-12 Gifted Endorsement. My previous career was a multimedia Producer/director, video editor, and still photographer. I have a B.S. in Telecommunications & Film from San Diego State University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media & Computers from Arizona State University. I am married and have a son at Basha High School. I am also a “foodie” who loves the arts, beach, and traveling.