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Orange GlenHigh School

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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