Kindergarten Lead Teacher
I was born and raised right here in Mar Vista. I attended Mar Vista Elementary and graduated from Venice High School. I then moved to the Bay Area where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from UC Berkeley. After spending a few years in world of art and design, I felt a persistent calling to a career that involved working with children. After returning to school, I completed my student teaching with a veteran Kindergarten teacher in Long Beach. Since completing my credential in 2014, I have been a founding teacher at charter school in South Los Angeles, a reading interventionist for K-1 students, and have taught English to students in Guatemala. For the past two years, I have been a lead TK teacher at a charter school in South Central Los Angeles.
I have always felt a profound connection to the mind of the child, and the ways in which they explore and make sense of the world. As an educator, I strongly believe that children learn most profoundly when they find learning meaningful, and feel ownership in constructing their knowledge through experience. In this sense, I am constantly seeking to integrate real world connections, student interests, and diverse learning styles into instruction. In both my experiences as a TK teacher and a teacher of trauma impacted students, I strongly believe in the importance of social and emotional skills, and the importance of creating a strong classroom culture and fostering positive and trusting relationships with all of my students. I am thrilled to become a part of the school community at CWC Mar Vista, where I know these values are aligned.
When I am not teaching, you can find me hiking or camping with my dog Bryn, thrift shopping, cooking, or snuggled up with a latte and a good book!