Welcome to Power Ranch! I’m thrilled to have the privilege of working with your child this year as the K-2 Resource Teacher for Special Education. I was born and raised in California and relocated to Arizona. This will be my first year at Power Ranch, previously working in Kindergarten at Cortina for the past two years. I taught for 10.5 years in Redondo Beach, CA in Kindergarten and Special Education.
I obtained my B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU Dominguez Hills while playing for the Women’s Soccer program on an academic and athletic scholarship. I completed my M.A. in Teaching, with two credentials in the areas of Multiple Subjects and Education Specialist for Mild to Moderate Disabilities through Chapman University. In May 2023, I completed my M.Ed. in Administrative Leadership through GCU and look forward to using the learned skillsets to continue developing my teaching expertise.
I have been married for sixteen years to my husband, Bret, and we have two amazing children, Cole (13) and Cate (8). I truly believe in fostering kindness, where students thrive to be "bucket-fillers" and become confident learners in both relationships and in academic activities. I hope to foster a lifelong love of learning and know this is going to be a wonderful year! I am so excited to be a part of your child's journey...go Panthers!