Why I Teach

I teach because I enjoy working with young people. I would like to give them access to the same opportunities I had when I was growing up and prepare them well for an increasingly competitive world. I want to help raise expectations and standards for Oakland students who I think are smart, amazing and capable of doing anything!


This will be my eleventh year teaching math. I've loved teaching at Oakland High School for the past seven years! This year I am a math teacher for the OHS Environmental Science Academy. Prior to teaching high school, I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th math grade for three years in East Oakland. I am currently the OHS math department chair for 2012 - 2014.

I have a BA in Pure Math from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Cal, I lead a statistics workshop for the athletic department's study center (Go Bears!). I was also an undergraduate assistant for the PDP Calculus 1A and 1B intensified sections. I worked with the Hands on Universe Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and I obtained my teaching credential from California State University East Bay. Before teaching, I worked in finance at Barclays Global Investors in SF, CA (which has been acquired by Black Rock) and studied dance at the Ailey School in NY, NY. I recently wrote curriculum for CK-12 through an IISME Summer Fellowship. I have been the web master for the Oakland Education Association since 2009. Currently, I am a Math For America Master Teacher Fellow at UC Berkeley and a mentor for new teachers through the UC Berkeley CAL Teach Program.

Please see my new teaching blog,  A Teacher Ever After.


Ballet and modern dance classes, cooking, sewing, opera, solving math problems, sightseeing, hiking, the beach, church and spending time with friends and family.

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