I'm originally from Los Angeles, where I taught SDC
in an elementary school for 5 years before moving to Visalia in 2004. I
also facilitated math workshops for teachers through UCLA. In Visalia, I
taught high school CAHSEE prep for Language Arts, Math, and Algebra
1. I have been teaching at Central Elementary for 8 years now. I am the
Resource Specialist for our school, which entails assessing students for
possible disabilities, writing and holding IEPs, collaborating with
teachers, and working with groups of students (kinder-8th grade) in the
resource room. I'm now in my 14th year of teaching.
I have a BA &
MA in Human Development with a specialization in Developmental
Education, Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (k-12) and Education
Specialist-MMD credential, Autism authorization, Administration
credential and I'm finishing up a Science authorization.
I run the Resource program at our school for all grade levels kindergarten thru 8th grade. Students
who need academic support either come into my class, have
accommodations in their regular class or an aide in their regular
class for short periods of time to give students support. We work on
grade level standards in math and Language Arts. We help them with class
assignments from their regular classes and also give them hands on
lessons to provide them engaging lessons to strengthen concepts. Our
district is moving forward with the Common Core Standards that are being
implemented in many states, which I am very excited about because it
focuses on a thinking curriculum that will help our children succeed in
The State of California
will begin transitioning from the California Standards to the Common
Core Standards. The following links will allow parents to view
individually how these new academic changes will look like for both
students and teachers.
This link will allow you to see the new common core standards that are developed for ELA, Math, Social Science & Science.
of my students have an account they can access at home for help
learning essential skills in math. They all know their logins and
passwords and it would be great if they could get some practice at home.
This is the link to the site:
My Quia Activities & Quizzes