Phone: 595-7252 EXT 5101
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Liberal Studies at Fresno State University; A.A. in Liberal Studies at College of the Sequoias
I have been teaching for the past 26 years. Of those 26 years, I have been at WIS for the past 23 years.
There are two teachers who inspired me to teach. The first was my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Zimmerman. She was fun and so kind and made me feel safe. The second was my high school math teacher, Mr. Watts. He made me realize that I could be successful not only in math but in life.
I teach because I enjoy my students. I know it sounds cliche but I really do want to make a difference in their lives. I want to motivate students to do their very best, to think about their future, to set goals and most importantly to know they can be successful.
My favorite part of working with students is not only teaching them that they can all be proficient readers and writers but also I love the interaction with them. Eighth graders are so much fun!
One piece of advice that has helped me is no matter how difficult things are keep trying and don't give up. Even if you are moving slowly along, it's still progress and that's better than nothing at all.