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I am a San Diego native with 38 years of experience in a wide range of teaching and educational consulting venues. I’ve been a public school teacher in grades 6-12 and university lecturer, an academic director (private school), program director for School in the Park (Balboa Park, San Diego) and Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) teacher, and curriculum consultant. I have helped teachers attain both preliminary and professional clear credentials. For the past thirteen years, I have LOVED being part of our Mt. Everest Academy staff, enjoying collaboration among both students and fellow teachers.


Education & Certifications

AA - Fine Art (Mesa)

BS - Linguistics (SDSU)

MA - Educational Psychology (USIU)

Ed.D - Literacy Curriculum Design (USD)

English Teacher since 1983 & SDSU professor since 2000

National Board Certified Teacher 1999 & 2009

Administrative Credential 2008

Other

San Diego Unified School District "Teacher of the Year" Finalist, May 2012

San Diego Unified School District "Teacher of the Year" 2019-2020

Center for Teaching Critical Thinking and Creativity (CTCTC) Fellow 2012-2013

Center for Teaching Critical Thinking and Creativity (CTCTC) Fellow 2013-2014

San Diego State University, College of Education Policy Council 2018-2021