I was born and raised in California; moved to the San Ramon valley in 1968. I attended San Ramon High School in Danville and California State University, Hayward ( now East Bay). While in college I competed on the women’s gymnastic team. Earned my degree in kinesiology and physical education and single-subject credential at CSUH.
I have always been interested in sports, dance and movement. I knew I wanted to become a teacher when I first taught tumbling to students at St. Isidore’s when I was a junior in high school. Teaching seems to run in my family as my brother, sister, husband, and brother-in-law are all educators!
My professional objectives/goals are to teach and promote wellness, skill acquistion, healthy lifestyles/techniques. To develop cardiovascular endurance, knowledge of sports, dance, exercise, an understanding of motion, movement; how our bodies work most efficiently. To develop and understanding of the purposes and benefits of exercise. To help students learn how to set goals and make healthy choices.
I have taught at the following schools:
Stone Valley Middle School- 1984- present
Charlotte Wood Middle School- 1983-84
Los Cerros Middle School, 1982-83, 1979-81
Los Cerros / Stone Valley, 1981-82
Monte Vista High School, 1977-79
St. Perpetua’s School, Lafayette, 1976-77
Track and volleyball, Stone Valley Middle School
Head gymnastics coach- Monte Vista High School, 1981
Track- jumps coach, Monte Vista High School, 1977-79
Head Varsity women’s volleyball, Monte Vista High School, 1977-81
Gymnastic assistant coach, San Ramon High School, 1975-76
Besides sports I have many other interests. One is my family. I have three children, Jennifer, Danny, and Michael. I have one granddaughter, Sophia. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends , and pets. Some of my favorite places are Tahoe, the beach, Maui, and Disneyland. Other hobbies include yoga, reading, photography, music, gardening and travel.
I enjoy teaching and learning with my students. I acknowledge each person as unique, deserving of kindness. Each student has gifts, capabilities, and talents.
My job is encourage their growth not only as a student but as a human being.