In the words of John Muir…“The mountains are calling, and I must go!”
Such was my calling in the summer of 2005 when I packed my bags and left my native city of San Diego bound for Colorado. Although I moved to this state to climb mountains, little did I know, that a few years later, I would be teaching English on “The Mountain” with a great group of Mustang staff and students.
I brought with me to “The Mountain,” degrees in English Education and Spanish Education from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. I also spent four years teaching English and coaching tennis in San Diego before uprooting to this incredible state.
My passion for working with high school students stems from several desires…
-To provide opportunities for teenagers to examine their own identities and roles in their society and culture
-To make the study of English relevant to students’ lives
-To pursue an understanding of the adolescent brain and to effectively engage it in learning
-To mentor students through the exciting, yet often times tumultuous years of adolescence
Because of my desire to impact teenagers, I am blessed by the opportunity to help Mountain Range students conquer their own mountains and experience the satisfaction of both the climb and making it to the summit.
I look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me.