I was born and raised in Santa Monica. I attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California where I majored in English Literature. Thereafter I earned a Masters in Education and Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University. I have been teaching since 2007. I have taught everywhere from Kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as teaching in both a lower primary and an upper 4/5 split special education classroom. I thoroughly enjoy the lower primary grades and try to build a caring, respectful, and educationally motivating classroom environment. I have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff since 2010 and we have two wonderful children together Emma and Jackson. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, exercising, and traveling.