4th Grade Lead Teacher
I came to teaching through a slightly different path. I am a well-respected musician, having studied under the auspices of world-renowned clarinetist Gary Gray. I obtained my doctorate degree from UCLA in clarinet performance and pedagogy, studying the best practices in community arts education organizations in order to provide access to music education for students in urban schools. My passion for teaching and the community led me to found and operate a music school, which implemented instrumental music camps as well as after-school programming throughout Inglewood and South Los Angeles. I began my classroom teaching career in 5th grade and look forward to serving as a 3rd-grade teacher with the Citizens of the Word Charter School Mar Vista community. I have an 8-year-old and 2-ear-old and love spending time with my husband and kids while staying active in sports.