I am honored to be a part of the Beacon Park family. This is my 11th year teaching in the Irvine Unified School District.
I have a Masters degree in Children’s Literature and a Masters degree in Teaching. I have taught a variety of grade levels both primary and upper, including the Newcomers Program for English Language Learners. I have also taught English Literature and writing courses as an Instructor at the University of Florida. I have also worked as a Mentor Teacher for the Irvine Unified Literacy Department where I helped facilitate professional development in Literary and Language Arts for teachers across the district.
I love working with middle school students and enjoy their unique perspectives and humor. I believe in creating a safe and positive learning environment within my classroom where students feel empowered to take intellectual risks, develop resilience when facing challenges, and become innovative problem solvers.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two teenage children, reading and traveling around the world and learning about different cultures.
I look forward to meeting all of you and having a great year!