UC San Diego, Bachelors- Major: Communications, Minor: History
UCLA, Masters Education. Cal State Dominguez Hills, Adminstrative Credential
Awards and Recognitions
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Top 25 Inspirational Teachers in LAUSD January 2015
Certified Financial Analysts of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year for Financial Literacy January 2013
Southern California Social Science Association
Social Studies Teacher of the Year May 2008
A quote that inspires me
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Traveling, reading, spending time with family.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Mr. Johnson-my 11th grade U.S. History teacher. History was already my favorite subject, but he not only made it even more interesting and also pushed me to always give my academic best.
I think all of my students should read…
Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle…..his story of human beings always deserving love and compassion is unrivaled.
What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
You ARE worthy of love, success, and a healthy path in life.
Who is/are your hero(es)?
My mom-for living her life by a true example of what a strong loving woman is.