Gifted Facilitator | Educator Mentor
Certification: Principal PreK-12, Secondary English, National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Specialist in Gifted, Arizona Community College
Endorsements: Gifted, English as a Second Language
Teaching Experience: Developing a Tech Mindset and English @ Phoenix Coding Academy, 7 years (Founding Teacher); Theory of Knowledge and English IB @ North High School 13 years; Gifted Seminar @ PXU Schools, 20 years; English 101 and 102 @ Maricopa Community Colleges, 7 years.
Education: M.Ed. Educational Administration, Grand Canyon University; M.A. English Literature, Northern Arizona University; B.A. English, University of Notre Dame
Personal Statement: Cake loving, dog rescuing, truth-seeking reader of banned books. @14 I read The Color Purple; it set fire to my imagination and helped me find my voice.
I strive each day toward a loving heart, fierce mind, and brave spirit. To be inspired, I listen to new music and look for street art. To be well, I do body weight exercise. To find adventure, I travel. To find excitement and humility, I follow Notre Dame sports.
For the present, I volunteer and spend time with family and friends. For the future, I help learners think for themselves, so they can solve problems and create a better world.