Meet Ms. Crews

My Professional Background

I graduated from U.C. San Diego with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology.  Putting my education into action, I worked as a chemist for a
local biotech company after graduation.  Later, I went back to school and earned a JD from U.C. Davis.  I worked in Washington D.C., which gave me the opportunity to learn about our government from the inside.
 After taking some time off to raise my children, I received my teaching credentials from Cal. State San Marcos.  I teach Math and science as well as STEM based Design Labs at VIDA, and I want to share my enthusiasm for these subjects with all of my students.

My Life
Me with my dogs and my son at Balboa Park

I have been teaching Math and Science in the Vista Unified School District since 2009.  I live in Oceanside with my husband, Doug, and our teenage son, Sam.   Our daughter, Abby, is attending UC Santa Cruz and double majoring in Art and Psychology.

 I love animals, and have way too many pets. My dogs are Wattson, and Mochilla.  My cats are Moose and Midge.  

In my spare time, I like to do math and logic puzzles (nerdy, but true). I also enjoy traveling, and am amazed at the many ways that my adventures impact my teaching. I love teaching, and I am incredibly proud to be part of the founding faculty at VIDA.