I am now teaching Independent Study, and I am also working this year as an Attendance TOSA.
I feel incredibly lucky to still be a teacher at Orange Glen teaching your sons and daughters (and brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews). The students at Orange Glen are remarkably compassionate and intelligent; they work hard and they help each other. They are honest and polite. They are the finest people people I have ever met.
I have taught at Orange Glen High School since 1995.
My teaching assignments have included English 9 (honors, college prep, and sheltered),
English 10 (college prep and honors), English 12 (British Literature: college prep, honors, and sheltered), Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement Art History, Language Skills Improvement (for at-risk ninth grade students), English Language Development III (for second language learners), and AVID classes.
In 2017 I was chosen as NBC 7's Inspirational Teacher of the month.
I was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2010.
During the 2000-2001 academic year, I worked as a Freshman Composition Instructor in the Warren College Writing Program at the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification, 2003-2013
California Teacher of English Language Learners Certification, received March 2007
California Single Subject Clear Credential, English
AVID National Certified Implementation Trainer
Fellow, NEH Summer Seminar 2009: The 13th Century Lives of St. Francis of Assisi SUNY Geneseo in Siena & Assisi, Italy
Fellow, NEH Summer Seminar 1999: The Gothic Cathedral as a Mirror of Medieval Culture Cornell University at EDUCO in Paris
Fellow, San Diego Area Writing Project Invitational Institute, Summer 1997
Researcher, San Diego Area Writing Project Inquiry Group, 1998-1997
Graduate course work, Department of Literature, UC at San Diego 2000-2001
Graduate course work, Department of Literature, SUNY at Buffalo, NY 1993-1995
M.A., Art History, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 1993
A.B., cum laude, English, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 1991