My favorite thing is making music with other people. I have done this through teaching music from preschool to college, including chorus, band, rock band, orchestra, rock band, musical theater, voice, piano, and organ. I also love choral and solo singing, choral and instrumental directing, coaching singers, and accompanying singers and instrumentalists on the organ and piano. I also enjoy reading history and novels, walking and hiking, and cooking and eating great food with friends. I live in Eagle Rock with my husband, a high school assistant principal in Glendale, and the two cats who let us live with them.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
As an undergraduate, I went to Columbia in New York as history/religion double major and a music minor, and later finished a BS in business at the University of San Francisco. I earned a Masters in Music from San Francisco State.
What is your highest degree held?
Masters in Music, San Francisco State University, 2001.
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I was influenced by the wonderful teachers I had as a child. In particular, my fourth grade teacher, Miss Erna Soell, and my high school world history teacher, Mr. Stephen Hadrovic, inspired me.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I love the genuine curiosity of the students and their supportive attitude towards each other.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
1984, by George Orwell. The opening line still chills me. “It was a bright cold morning in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”