Hello and welcome to my NETS E-Portfolio. I graduated with my B.A. in History from Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado in January, 2000. I received my Teaching Credential from California State University, San Marcos in 2014. Since then I have had the privilege of working at Bear Valley Middle School as a Specialized Academic Instructor in the subjects of Math and Social Studies. My teaching philosophy takes root from the belief in the power of a “Growth Mindset.” Carol Dweck, the author and developer of the Growth Mindset concept states that, “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” My belief in a growth mindset has driven me to continuously work and grow both professionally and personally. On a personal note, I am the busy mom of two girls. Emma is 12 years old and Bella is 7 years old. My fiancé and I live in San Marcos. We love being near the coast. Sailing and learning new activities such as surfing and scuba diving are some of the ways we enjoy our free time. We have an adorable pug named Roxy.   

My Family
                                          Family Visit to the Statue of LibertyRoxy the pug
                                             Visiting the Statue of Liberty                             "Roxy" (our other girl)

Important Websites

 Bear Valley Middle Website              EUSD Website                         My Classroom Website  

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Classroom Website Screenshot


Classroom Behavior Management

                 My ClassDojo Site Link                  ClassDojo: Parent Communication

         ClassDojo Site Parent Communication via ClassDojo                               

Year 1 Induction ePortfolio