I am excited to start my journey as a Coronado Coyote and your child’s 4th grade teacher. This is my first year at Coronado and my fifth-year teaching fourth grade. I grew up in California (south central area) with my Mom and my four younger siblings. However, I am the oldest of 10 and that is where my passion for teaching started. I was also lucky to have so many incredible teachers along the way that only fed the desire to work with children.
I moved to Northern California to attend Sonoma State University and I met my husband at work. We relocated to Arizona in 2008. I finished up my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University and completed my student teaching in the Chandler Unified School District. Then we decided to try to go back to California for a few years where I worked as an Infant-PreK Montessori Teacher and completed my Master’s in Special Education.
We returned to Arizona for good in 2016. My son Ethan started fourth grade at Centennial Elementary and I began teaching at a small charter school in Mesa, Az, where I taught various grade levels from 1st-5th. Ethan is currently a sophomore at Higley High School and my daughter Abbi is a fourth grader at Centennial. I am very familiar with the Higley School District as a parent, and I am delighted for the opportunity to work as a teacher in the district.