I am so excited to be a bengal! This will be my 10th year teaching and I cannot believe I have been a teacher for a decade. It seems like just yesterday I was working on my credential at Cal State San Marcos. I earned my BA at San Diego State University. I started my career as a middle school math teacher at St. John’s Episcopal in Rancho Santa Margarita. I live in Ladera Ranch with my husband, Jimmy, and my two children, JP and Molly. The kids and I had an amazing summer! I love to travel, I have been to 15 countries and hope to visit Iceland next. When I have time off I always look forward to cooking for my family and reading great books. The beach always makes me happy. I prefer tea over coffee. I believe in working hard and playing harder. I can’t wait for a wonderful year in fifth grade with my friends Mrs. Waterman and Mrs. Limoges. Fifth grade is a challenge, but I am here to help you every step of the way!