Degrees and Certifications:
I have my bachelors from Colorado State University and my Special Education Masters from Grand Canyon University in 2009. I have a cross-category certificate with an SEI endorsement.
Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed the extra family time this past summer! The 2020-2021 school year will be my first year teaching in Cave Creek School District. I have been in Arizona for 19 years, 3 years in Denver before that, and southern California born and raised. Blessed with four boys I raised as a single Mom; the oldest able to be married 3/16/20, the day Arizona shut down, my second son is studying Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly-SLO, the third studying Business Marketing at Colorado State University (my alma mater) and the fourth a Senior in High School at NCS.
Teaching Special Education has been rewarding for me. I started in 2006 with students with more severe and profound support needs for three years in functional living skills and moved into the transition program in the PUSD school district. For nine years I supported students as they built up their learning in daily living skills and workplace skills as they navigated the world around them. I enjoy seeing their growth as they succeeded in independence and capabilities in their adult life. I continue to support a few of students in respite needs and supporting their job ambitions.
This year is a very different year for us due to the pandemic. As we currently maneuver the new guidelines and safety needs of our staff, students and families, I hope to get to know each of you better - in person soon.