I am so pleased to be a part of furthering the vision of Manzanita Public Charter School! With my background in Early Childhood & Elementary Education, I value creative, child-centered, hands-on education which supports the whole child. My goal for my scholars is that they excel academically, are valued for their individual talents, and develop a life-long love of learning. To me, the key to success is to combine high expectations for achievement and character with a positive, nurturing environment.
I am blessed to have raised three children to adulthood while living and working in the Santa Ynez Valley. My daughter is embarking on a career as a Software Engineer. My sons are pursuing their degrees in Geology and Mechanical Engineering. My personal passions are in the realm of music, dance, art, and nature. I look forward to growing and learning along with my scholars and fellow teachers here at Manzanita.