Teaching is an incredibly rewarding process. I have been an educator in the Portola Valley community for over 12 years. I invite my students to take risks and explore their challenges to help them focus on who they really are, and ultimately acquire the tools to lead a successful academic and social experience. I value teaching immensely and believe in the power of whole child engagement, which has allowed me to establish meaningful connections with my students.
I am a multi-subject credentialed teacher. I obtained my credential from the University of Notre Dame de Namur. I received my National Board Certification for Teachers in 2011.
In addition to my providing instruction for students, I have twice played an active role as a member on Site Council and Principal Advisory Committee. I have served as a debating coach for 5th graders. I ran a film rhetoric class for three years. It was an after school enrichment program. I've also been a tutor for members of the Portola Valley and Woodside community.
Emailing: Please email me should you have some general information or positive news to share. Emails asking me to relay messages to your child during the school day are discouraged. Please note that it usually takes me no longer than 24-48 hours to respond to an email.
Phone Calls: Please contact me if you'd like to voice a constructive and respectful concern. In addition, please call me if you'd like to set up a meeting. Short and succinct messages are appreciated.