Life's interesting and unexpected paths brought me to Irish Elementary, and I am thrilled to be working at such an exciting, dual-language school full of wonderful children who teach me new things every day. I am mom to two children of my own and love cooking, drawing, singing, reading, hiking, languages, and travel. Spanish has trickled slowly into me since being born to Spanish professor parents, studying it in school, and then going on to spend some summers in Venezuela and Costa Rica. In college, I studied abroad for a year in Quito, Ecuador. After graduating with a degree in Spanish Languages and Literature (and Art), I volunteered at a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Honduras. I then continued my education with a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and now find myself as a language learner once again as I embark on new efforts to learn French. Remembering what it is like to learn a new language helps me empathize with my 2nd grade, second language learners!
BA from University of Richmond in Spanish and Art
MA-TESOL from Monterey Institute of International Studies
I am always challenged, learning, and growing and always amazed at the talents and characters of the people I work with, both students and adults.
Mi Planta de Naranja Lima
El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera
Pride and Prejudice
hiking, snow-shoeing, cooking, eating good food with good people, reading, languages, singing, drawing, drama, traveling
I love the dual-language program and the fact that we can help students become biliterate and bicultural. I love the people who work here and their passion for life, education, and the children we seek to educate.
A place where all are valued and appreciated, a place where risks can be taken and growth can happen no matter what the starting point.