M.A. in Education Administration (Distinction), California State University, Stanislaus, 2008
B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Biological Sciences concentration, California State University, Stanislaus, 1986
Teacher, Ceres Unified School District, 21 years of teaching experience
Consultant, Great Valley Writing Project
Math Clubs Coordinator, DSMC
GVWP Invitational Summer Institute Fellow March 2012 - July 2012
Adkison Elementary School, Teacher of the Year July 2006 - June 2007
Blue Ribbon School Honors, Virginia Parks Elementary May 2003
- Established Hidahl’s first math club sponsored by California Math Council and Dr. Sundar Math Center
- Conceptualized and facilitated the 2016-2017 Math Planning Summer and Winter Workshop for Central California Math Project, one of the sites of California Subject Matter Projects
- Devotes summers and numerous weekends to lead Great Valley Writing Project’s seminars for K-6 teachers on the subject of writing workshop and writing in all subjects
- Designs and implements Great Valley Writing Project’s professional book studies, summer writing camps for students and teachers, and after school writing clubs for Migrant Education
I’m excited and proud to be an associate of Dr. Sundar’s Sundar STEAM Academy.
This is my 21st year of teaching for Ceres Unified School District and my 6th year as a teacher consultant for the Great Valley Writing Project. I lead an afterschool STEAM Team for Hidahl Elementary School. I continue to learn more about writing because every discipline requires excellent communication skills. I plan to merge everything STEAM into our Young Writers Workshop. I’ve helped many young writers and mathematicians discover the joy of learning through hands-on experiences. Full STEAM ahead!