About Me

Teaching runs in my family and I love it!   I try to find balance between my home and school life, which at time is difficult because my students are like my children.  I have been teaching at our school since it reopened as a charter school and I love seeing our school get better every year.  I had some big changes this summer.  I got married in July to a wonderful man, Tamba Sellu and we are expecting a baby in January.  I'm pleased to have found Edward Philippi to be our aide (along with multiple other school assignments) and he will take over as teacher when I go on leave sometime in January.  It is sure to be an exciting year, in and out of school!
Professional Background
  • Attended Sonoma State for my BA in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Math & Applied Arts
  • Stayed at SSU for my Teaching Credential
  • Student Taught in second & sixth grades
  • Taught fifth grade for 5 years in Sonoma County
  • After moving to Magalia 7 years ago I was very grateful to get a job at Forest Ranch Charter as the 4-5-6 teacher, then I taught the 3-4 class, then the 4-5 class, then back to a 3-4 for 3 years, and this year and last year fifth grade!
  • Other School Responsibilities (Lead Teacher, Homework Club Teacher, Bus, Safety Committee, and I was the Board Rep for the first 3 years.
  • Extensive amounts of Professional Development **Math.  Additional training in science, STEM, art, and Forestry.