I use the Synergy grade program to post grades. I update grades every few days, so that parents and students can check their progress in the class.
This year I am teaching English 9 honors, ELD III, and AVID.
If you are wondering what the assigned homework is for the next class, ask your student to show you his or her planner. And when in doubt, ask your students to spend thirty minutes reading.
I feel incredibly lucky to 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