School: Santa Fe Elementary School
District: Baldwin Park Unified School District
County: Los Angeles County
Region: Southern California
Grade: Elementary School
Subject: Language Arts, Math
Award Year: 2011
I have had the privilege to serve in education for 27 years. I was honored by being named Teacher of the Year for two school districts and as a 2011 California Teacher of the Year. Over the years, I have served in many capacities in education: as a classroom Teacher for grades 2-6, Instructional Coach, District Coordinator, Staff Developer, as well as Elementary School Principal. My driving passion is to equip teachers to create learning environments where all students are thoroughly engaged, feel emotionally and socially safe, and learn at high levels.
After retiring from full-time employment this summer of 2020, I will be partnering with Value- Focused Company to write resources for Social Emotional Learning and Value-Focused Education for teachers. I will be available beginning August 2020 to speak to your district or school on the topics of: Social Emotional Learning, Value-Focused Teaching, Best Practices, and Student Motivation.
Trainings and Expertise:
2018 California State Social Emotional Learning Conference, LA County MTSS Training, Capturing Kids’ Hearts, Professional Learning Communities, EL Education Conference, RTI and Effective Use of Data, Jim Knight Effective Coaching, Accelerated Reading, Thinking Maps, Shared Inquiry, Socratic Seminars, SPIRE, Jason Foundation Suicide Prevention, Eureka Math, Go Math, Ready Math, Wonders, Ready Reading, Benchmark Advance, iReady, and Freckle.
TeachingChannel.Com https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/fractions-with-borrowing, LACounty’s 25 Women Who Make A Difference 2011
Speaker at the CA State Capitol for Day of the Teacher
Judy Chu’s Woman of Distinction 2011, Keynote Speaker LA County Teachers of the Year Banquet
Keynote Speaker at Aspiring Teachers Conference for Santa Ana Community College
CHAMP (College Headed and Mighty Proud) Program Founder