University of Notre Dame de Namur, B.A.
University of Notre Dame de Namur, Teaching Credential
University of California at Berkeley, Teaching Certificate
How I teach and why I support the JPII mission:
I teach by encouraging students to use their talents in challenging them to expand their knowledge, enable their decision making and promote firmness of character. I see myself as a mentor on the students’ faith journey in deepening their communion with God, themselves, and the greater community.
About my previous experiences:
I have been working as an educator for over twenty-five years in the U.S. and abroad. I recently taught for eighteen years at a small private school in San Jose, CA and then for a year at a large high school in Redwood City, CA.
I hail from:
I was born in Seattle and raised in San Jose, California. However, all my family is from Grays Harbor County.
In my spare time:
I love to experience diverse cultures and religions through international travel. I also take great joy in visiting the natural beauty of our national parks. At home I enjoy reading historical fiction, watching international dramas and cooking global dishes.