Prior to teaching at Lake Mathews for ten years, I have been a nurse, a licensed optician & ophthalmologist specialist/surgical nurse. I have a duel credential for general and special education, including masters in special education. I am also a district trainer. I hold several authorized certificates: SIOP, SADIE, GATE, RTI from UCR, and Autism. I have taught in general education, SDC, and RSP at all levels from Elementary to high school including working with 18-22 year olds in life-job skills. Teaching is my passion and interacting with students and parents is a blessing! I have been married to the same wonderful man for over 25 years and we have two adult children and two four-legged “kids”. We love to plan and cook for community outreaches and events & we love to travel.