2019-2020 is my fifth year at Inderkum High School and my seventh year of teaching overall. This year I will teach a US History class and provide support in Room D-101.
In addition to providing resource support in classes and teaching US History,, I case manage students at all 4 grade levels. Other roles I have served in at Inderkum as well include co-teaching an English 9 class, providing RSP support in multiple Math I and Math II classes and a trio of English 10 classes. I have also taught Study Skills. I have served as the department chairperson since December of 2015. I taught Saturday School for the last 4 years but will be taking a hiatus from that this year as I will have Saturday classes to earn my preliminary administrative services credential. I have also taught credit-recovery summer school the past 4 summers as well. Lastly, I will be serving as a Teacher Induction mentor for teachers who need to clear their teaching credentials as well.
My main goals at Inderkum are to prepare students to be college and career ready and to teach them to advocate for themselves so that they can have successful and meaningful careers and lives following high school.
Personal background - grew up in Cupertino, CA and Petaluma, CA. Graduated from Petaluma High School in 2007. Graduated with a BA in History and Government (double major, with honors), and graduate of Cohort 2 of the GE Honors Program in 2011. Earned my Education Specialist Mild/Moderate credential with EL Authorization and Autism Authorization in 2013. Student taught at Eich Middle School (Roseville) and Franklin High School (Elk Grove) in 2012-2013 school year. Taught at Galt High School 2013-2015. Earned my Masters in Special Education from University of the Pacific in Stockton in 2015. Cleared my credential through SCOE in 2015 as well. I will be adding a preliminary administrative services credential to my resume this year as well, having been accepted to NUSD's Aspiring Leaders, Cohort 2 and will earn my credential through SCOE.
Outside of school I enjoy perusing the Sacramento food scene. Over the past few summers I have travelled to 11 different countries - Costa Rica & Panama (2015), Sweden (2016), England (2017), and Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland (2019).