Degrees and Certifications:
I am very happy to be here for my seventh year at Mill Valley Middle School. I grew up in the Chicago area, and followed my family to the North Bay in 1998. I have a BA in Anthropology from Sonoma State University, where I also obtained my teaching credential. I live in Santa Rosa with my husband, toddler daughter, and our Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. I don't have much spare time anymore, but I like to read, knit, trail run, practice barre/Pilates, and explore the bounty of the North Bay food scene with my husband and friends.
I love working with middle school-aged children. This time of life is filled with unique opportunities and challenges, and I enjoying helping students explore the world around them. My background in anthropology allows me to teach both social studies and language arts from a unique perspective. My goal is to help your child explore their curiosity, become a critical thinker, and a global citizen.