I graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications and I received my Teaching Credential and Masters Degree in Education from National University. I will be starting my eleventh year of teaching this year. I have had the pleasure over the past eight years of teaching junior high at River Heights and Ramirez Intermediate schools. When I first started teaching, I taught Speech and Debate. However, a few years ago,I began teaching Drama, and Newspaper. I am also a Mom to three beautiful kids. Hailey (10), Jonny(7), and Emma (5). I absolutely love my family. If I am not teaching I am playing with my kids, going swimming, or spending time with family and friends. I love to go to the beach, play sports, watch football and baseball, and catch a movie when I can. My passions include creative writing, teaching students to find confidence in their speaking abilities, mentoring students, and being a Mom!