Hi Welcome to English Language Development. I am very excited to be part of the Adams Middle School team and to be teaching ELD.
I have been with Redondo Unified School District for six years teaching English Language Arts. Previous to my teaching career, I worked as a writer for The Beach Reporter and The Daily Breeze. For nearly 10 years I wrote a variety of news and feature pieces including a regular column in the paper titled, "Insight Out."
However, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and I always hoped I would be working at Adams Middle School. Earlier this school year I worked as a long-term-substitute teacher for Mrs. Kwapisz, 7th grade Language Arts. During this time I was able to really get to know the students and staff of AMS and I really fell in love with the culture of this school.
I grew up in Hermosa Beach and attended Hermosa Valley School and then graduated from Redondo Union High School. I earned my English Degree and teaching credentials at Cal State Dominguez and continued to take extended education classes at San Diego State University.
I live in Redondo Beach with my husband and two young children, my son Peter, age 3 and my daughter Penelope, age 5.
I look forward to getting to know and working with each of you. I always say that each of us has something to learn and something to teach. Therefore. I look forward to teaching and learning something from each of you.