I was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, California. I attended UC Berkeley and San Jose State University, and taught in the California Bay Area until moving here to Portland in 2017. This is my eighteenth year of teaching!!!
My family and I live in North Portland. My husband and I have a four year old son and a six year old pooch. We spend our time digging in our garden, walking or playing in the local parks and hiking trails, and eating great food. I spend all of my non-family, non-school time reading books and listening to music loudly, often dancing or singing along.