I am an English and History teacher with ten years of classroom experience. Prior to beginning my teaching career, I was a private tutor for students k-12. I have taught every level of English (7-12) as well as every level of History (7-12). I have taught Advanced, College Prep and ELL classes as well as students with a variety of learning disabilities. I think that one of the things that makes me a unique teacher is that I equally love reading, writing and history. I try to incorporate all three in every class that I teach. I also have experience as both an Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate teacher, as well as teaching Speech and Debate. I had students competing at the local, state, national and circuit levels. I currently teach IB History, IB Psychology and Honors Comparative Government and Economics.
I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Political Science and Law and Society, and I minored in History. I received my teaching credential and Masters Degree from Chapman University. I love learning about history and current events and seeing how the past is relevant in the present and the future.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, seeing concerts and attending sporting events. I also like to spend time cooking with family and friends.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Chapman University - Master of Arts Teaching, Education
Reading, Concerts, and the Chargers!
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
IB Global Politics
IB Philosophy HL
IB Philosophy SL
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions