Welcome to Room 34
I am so happy to be teaching 3rd grade at Carmel Creek. Third graders are brave and kind and willing to stretch their imaginations. I'm looking forward to a happy school year with my class.
A little bit about myself: I am from Orange County, but I have been living in San Diego for over 40-years. This is my 30th-year of teaching and I can say I've loved each year! I taught Kindergarten for eleven years at a private school and then in the Carlsbad Unified School District. After a family move, I was fortunate and found my way to the Solana Beach School District. Lucky me :-) In Solana Beach I have worked as a Reading Specialist and then made my way to 6th grade at Skyline. After a wonderful 13-years, I moved myself to Solana Vista and enjoyed a 50% contract teaching Kindergarten and helping out with my parents. Today I am so thrilled to be at Carmel Creek and teaching 3rd grade. What a great place to land. Room 34 is beautiful, as are the kiddos who walk through the door.
When I think of myself as a teacher, I think of being very understanding. I appreciate all of my students and everything they bring to the classroom. I love to get to know my students, to find their interests, to incorporate them into my lessons, and to help build our future leaders. I believe we are a family in the classroom and, as such, we work together to be our best selves.
Outside of my teaching life, I live in El Cajon with my better half, John, who is also a teacher. We love to hike, bike, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time with family. I am a mom to two amazing young men. Richard is married and he and his wife Shelli enjoy working on their house and taking care of their puppies. Parker and his wife Riley have a 6-month old, Sandi, and are expecting another in the new year. (I am a happy grandma!) I also have a stepson, LaMont. who is an amazing artist and woodworker. He and his partner live in San Diego. My sons live nearby, so I am able to spend time with them and their families and that is one of my biggest joys.
Welcome to 3rd Grade!