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About Me

I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. I attended the University of Texas at Austin to earn my bachelor and master degrees in the science of social work. In between these degrees, I was an AmeriCorps National Volunteer. I believe I learned more in my year in AmeriCorps than all my schooling together (just like HTH's principle of real-world connection!)  During my decade as a social worker, I got to work with some great families and collaborate with many excellent community agencies. In 2005, I decided to change my focus to education and discovered High Tech High. I'm thrilled to be working at an incredible school with awesome teachers and fantastic students.  I truly love to help others. When I'm tired of working with humans, I plan to follow in the footsteps of Cesar Millan and Roger Fouts.



Credentials & Certifications

  • Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential
  • Autism Authorized Instructor
  • English Language Learner Authorized Instructor
  • NonProfit Management, Philanthropy & Volunteerism Certification
  • Licensed Social Worker in Texas
  • Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
  • Outstanding Student Honor Society
  • Certification in Human Participants Protection in Research
  • CPR/AED & First Aid

Continuing Education

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership by Example
  • Serving Out of School Youth
  • Developing Project Based Learning
  • Collaboration Counts
  • Employment Opportunities for Youth
  • Team Building
  • Non-profit Grantwriting & Fundraising
  • Easing Foster Care to Adoption Transitions
  • Successful Special Needs Adoptions
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Community Organizing
  • Urban Solutions
  • Conversational Sign Language
  • Children & Divorce
  • Sexual Abuse & Deviancy
  • Developmental Assets for Youth
  • Treating Tough Adolescents
  • Implications of Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Surviving Sexual Assault
  • Successful Students with ADD/ADHD
  • Successful Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder