I am thrilled to have been welcomed to San Tan Foothills High School this year. I have been a teacher for more than 20 years in Southern California and Arizona having taught in both elementary and secondary classrooms. I earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from San Bernardino Valley College in Telecommunications/Broadcasting, hoping to go into radio broadcasting as an on-air radio personality. I followed that up with a Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from California State University, San Bernardino also in Communications/Broadcasting. I later earned my Teaching Credential also from Cal-State, San Bernardino desiring to be a teacher. In 2012, I returned to school one more time to earn a Master’s degree in Education (M.A.Ed.) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Having been born and raised in Mesa, Arizona I felt led to return to Arizona to work with and educate young people of the valley.
My main accomplishments in life have been in my two chosen professions, ministry and broadcasting. Early in college, I was on the air in the mornings and many other times of day as needed. I enjoyed showing my personality and verbal talents on the air and producing commercials and public service announcements for broadcast. Also, serving as music and program director gave me the opportunity to choose appropriate music and programs to be aired. In ministry, I have served as children’s and youth leader planning programs for young people 1st - 12th grade. Music is a huge part of my life, playing guitar and singing solo and in choirs since my early childhood. I also was chosen in high school to be the youngest member of the United Methodist Festival Choir 1981. We traveled for 2 weeks through England, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and sang in many beautiful cathedrals and churches throughout Europe. I still enjoy singing and playing my guitar as often as possible. This prepared me for not only a career in music, but broadcasting, ministry, and teaching as well. I have spent most of my adult life working with and mentoring young people and their families to be contributing citizens of the future.