I am a Language Arts teacher at PCA where I can apply my Masters degree in Literacy. I am also the Gifted and Talented coordinator, and I take a Service Learning group to the Catholic Charities soup kitchen.
I graduated in 1979 from Vintage High School in Napa, California. After a long break from school, I graduated with a B.A. in English Education from CSU in 2010. I earned my Masters degree in Literacy from the University of New England in 2012.
After growing up as a struggling student, I finally found out how I learn, and the want of knowledge has not stopped since. I want to reach out to others who may be struggling, help them find their best mode of learning, and turn them on to seeking knowledge.
Keeping up with my 8 children and 6 grandchildren takes up much of my time, but I also love to sew, garden, preserve foods I grow, camp, and serve my community.
My first two jobs were house cleaning and babysitting. I learned to be reliable, thorough, and that even making just 50 cents an hour (yes, that is what babysitting 6 kids would earn me) adds up. I also learned to budget my money and save for the bigger things I wanted.
American Literature and Composition
My classroom is a safe place to learn and express opinions freely. A sense of humor and respect are prerequisites for good communication in my classroom where we study classic and contempoary literature through book studies and film reviews.