About Me

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"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to."


What Motivates Me:

I am often asked why I  enjoy working with adolescents, particularly those with attentional and behaviorial challenges.  My responses are as complex as the students themselves.  I love the way their minds work, darting from one idea to another.  I am intrigued by their challenges and their desire  to succeed in the face of social, emotional, psychological, and academic demands.  I revel in exploring and inventing strategies with them that create real, positive changes.  Finally, these remarkable people encourage me to be the best person that I can be.   They are my teachers.

Education & Certifications:

Master's in Education

  • Thesis: Prompting Strategic Thinking Skills in Middle School Students Using "Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception."
    ( Download Master's Thesis)

Bachelor of Science in Education

  • English
  • History and Government
  • Teaching the Educationally Disadvantaged (TED)

Educational Therapy Certificate-Holy Names University

  • Specializing in middle and high school students

California Single Subject Creditional

  • Language Arts
  • History and Government

Mindfulness Training

  • Anxiety and Stress Reduction
  • Attention and Focus
  • Breathing and Relaxation


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