Well, I always wanted to be a teacher, but a 16 year stint as an insurance claims adjuster got in the way (had to feed the family,right?). I decided to go into special education because of stories my husband has told me about his school years as a student with undiagnosed dyslexia....teachers putting him in the "stupid" classes, calling him "lazy", accusing him of "not trying". He has been able to make himself successful despite all of their negativity after a teacher in high school finally recognized what was wrong. It took one person to make a difference.....I want to maybe be that one person!
I teach 7th grade SDC L/H in Modesto, CA. This is my 4th year teaching, with the first 3 being in RSP. Outside of teaching I am married with four children (his, mine and ours) ages 26 to 15. We enjoy riding on the motorcycle, camping, and spending time with the family and friends. I am also a member of the Elks Lodge and chairing youth oriented committes such as Soccer Shoot, Hoop Shoot, and Scholarships.
My hobbies include reading (when I have time) and going dancing. I love music of almost all kinds! I am drum corps fan, having marched myself when I was younger. Believe it is an awesome opportunity for kids to truly learn how far they can push themselves, and develop the determination needed to be successful in life!