While trying to figure out what direction I wanted to take in college I began volunteering at my old elementary school. I worked with students who were struggling and helped them build foundational skills in reading. I fell in love with this work and took any opportunity to continue this work. As a teacher I am committed to making education accessible and equitable for all students.When I am not teaching I love soaking up the sun by being in nature or sitting on the beach. I enjoy going on walks around the city, rock climbing, cooking, photography, drawing, and playing board games and card games. I like listening to music and slam poetry and love going to live shows and open mic nights.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I went to CSUN for my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I majored in Child and Adolescent Development with minors in Art and Psychology. I then completed the Accelerated Collaborative Teaching program that focuses on inclusive education where I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. After a few years of teaching I went back to CSUN where I completed a Masters in Special Education with a focus in Educational Therapy and earned my Education Specialist Level 1 Credential.
What is your highest degree held?
My highest degree is a Masters of Arts in Special Education/Educational Therapy.
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I started teaching at a preschool at my college while I was in school. I spent several summers growing up volunteering in a family friend's preschool class and this seemed like a good fit. Very quickly I realized I could not imagine doing anything else and I pursued education in college. When I completed my teaching credential program there were no teaching jobs available and I spent some time subbing. I got to experience many different grades and types of classes and found my niche as an Education Specialist.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I have been working in education since 2008.
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
My favorite thing about Larchmont is that from the second I walk through the door until I leave at the end of the day everyone really wants to be there.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
I loved reading Harry Potter, in real time, as the books were coming out.