Welcome to 2019-2020 school year. I am excited to be returning for my 2nd year at NP3. While I am new-ish to NP3, this will be my 16th year of teaching. I've been an involved member of the Natomas community for almost two decades, as a middle and high school teacher and college counseling support staff, a business owner, an active parent, and a resident. I love seeing how much our beautiful community has grown.
I earned my BA in English with an emphasis in Shakespearean Studies at UC Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!), my Single-Subject Teaching Credential in English with C.L.A.D. Certification from UC Davis (Go Aggies!), and my College and Career Planning Certificate from UC Davis Extension. I am also the owner of Seize the Day College Tours, coordinating educational tours for students across the West Coast and beyond. In addition to taking middle and high school students to visit prospective colleges, I've led student groups across the country and the globe... from Ashland, Oregon all the way to Australia and New Zealand, and lots of locations in between!
Outside of work, in addition to travel-planning, I love spending time with my two daughters and husband, relaxing with friends, camping, taking day trips, trying new foods, kayaking and swimming, playing basketball, rollerblading with my dog, and of course, planning the next grand adventure!