Teacher Profile

I have been teaching Fifth Grade at Sacred Heart Academy for the past 14 years. I am a graduate of California State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Psychology. I earned a California Clear Teaching Credential from the University of Redlands. In addition to my position at Sacred Heart Academy, I teach a GED Prep Course at the Inland Empire Career Centerl. I am involved in many areas of campus life at Sacred Heart Academy. I currently serve on the Diocesan Inclusion Committee which has enabled me to be instrumental in establishing a Student Success Team at our school. This program  enables us to modify programs in order to foster success and self esteem for at risk students. I am also the Reading Intervention Teacher for our After School Program for struggling readers. For the past several years I have been responsible for coordinating our Summer School Program. In this capacity I prepare the curriculum and organize the staff for students of various ages and abilities. As Student Council Moderator, I have been responsible for many extra curricular events and activities. I have a great passion for teaching. I pride myself in the area of making sure I meet the needs of all students in my classroom. I see the student as the most important element of teaching. I believe it is the teacher's responsibility to know and understand the students. Diversity should not only be accepted, but should be held as a valuable and celebrated part of each class.
 

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Author study 26 Feb 16

5th grade getting autographs from children's author Mike Graf. He is the author they were in charge of presenting to the audience. These videos are only a couple seconds, but still nice to look at.

Author Study 26 Feb 16

5th grade taking a photo with author Mike Graf. This was the author they presented information about today at the University of Redlands. They did a sensational job.

Evangelization video done by Aileen, Angelina, Amelie, Isabella and Sophia

For religion the class worked in groups and used an ipad app to create an evangelization video. We would like to share two of the videos with you.

Welcome Back to School!

I am so excited for the 2015-2016 School Year. I can't wait for the first day of school to meet all of my new students. We are going to have a great year!

Revolutionary War QR Code Scavenger Hunt - Students set out on a mission around the school to uncover clues using the Scan App and then creating codes of their own.

Trading Card App - Students use iPads to create Trading Cards to use as a tool to study key vocabulary.