I grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California and attended Catholic Schools from Kindergarten through High School. After graduating from high school, I moved down to San Diego to attend San Diego State University in pursuit of a Theatre Arts degree. After joining a freshman program that allowed me to volunteer as a tutor at a local middle school, I realized that my heart was actually in teaching and changed my major. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus in Theatre Arts Education and then went on to get my California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and also my Master of Arts in Teaching from SDSU. After a brief stint substituting in public schools, I realized what was missing for me was the Catholic communities that I associated with elementary education. I found my way into the Diocese and taught for two years at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School teaching a combined 3rd and 4th, and a combined 4th and 5th grade class before making my way here to St. Rita’s Catholic School.
As a teacher, my ultimate goal is to instill a love of learning in my students. I try to make education fun and relevant by incorporating more project-based and cooperative group learning assignments and tasks. I create in-depth interdisciplinary lessons that allow practice in multiple subject areas while learning in depth about one particular topic. My classroom is constantly filled with curiosity, conversation, and laughter.
Fifth Grade Teacher