Welcome! I come to Penryn Elementary School with over two decades of teaching experience. I began my teaching career as a Language Arts teacher in middle school and have worn many teaching 'hats' since then! I hold two teaching credentials (Secondary English and Education Specialist) along with a master's degree in education with an emphasis on the social and emotional development of young people. I love working with students -- helping them to discover their potential and celebrate their successes. My husband and I are the parents of three wonderful children and our family enjoys exploring new places, traveling and hiking around Tahoe, and taking care of our growing menagerie of pets (a dog and three cats). I am a fan of the Giants. I am NOT a big fan of spiders. I love clever jokes, sudoku and crossword puzzles, and students who keep me smiling!