I am very excited about being a teacher at Shivela Middle! I have been a teacher for over two decades, and I have a passion for education in all ways. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to teach right here in Murrieta where I live! I graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor's in English Literature and a credential for teaching English. I also attended National University and earned my Masters in Educational Administration with a Tier 1 Admin Credential.
I enjoy many outdoor activities during my free time, including: surfing, snowboarding, running, hiking, rock climbing, spelunking, rafting, and mountain biking. One of my favorite things to do is ride my bike to school!
I spend my summers with my husband and two boys in Camp Sherman, Oregon each year to do some great exploration! I enjoy both sports and competition, and I love integrating them into the classroom climate.This is going to be a wonderful year of learning, growing, and having fun in school. My hope is always to engage, inspire, and support students in their learning.
ELA 8 Teacher PLT Lead MVUSD ELA 8 Dept. Advisor SMS ITC