This is my 17th year teaching elementary school students. I graduated from Dominican University in California with a degree in Liberal Arts, a multiple subjects teaching credential with EL authorization and a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have additional certifications in reading and assessment as well as behavior management. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, California and recently moved to the east coast to continue my teaching career. I have exclusively worked in Title One schools to help our students most in need. I believe in life-long learning and growth as both an educator and as an individual. I have a rich cultural background that is also highly important in my personal life and allows me to better relate to the amazing diversity of my students. I am especially inspired by the work of Total School Solutions in that they are determined to aid the development of educators everywhere. The gift of being part of that is something I truly cherish.