MORE ABOUT ME
I have included detailed information below about my educational career here because, over the years, a lot of teachers have found their way to this site and asked for more information.
I am hoping to give other teachers ideas about how to grow professionally while staying in the classroom teaching students.
I have a BA in Pure Math from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Cal, I led a statistics workshop for the football team through the Athletic Department's Study Center (Go Bears!). I was also an undergraduate assistant for the PDP Calculus 1A, Calculus 1B, Math 53 and Math 54 intensified sections. I did research as an undergrad with the Nearby Supernova Search at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I also worked with the Hand on Universe Program. I studied dance at the Ailey School in NY, NY in the Certificate Program. I then obtained my teaching credential from California State University East Bay.
Before teaching, I worked in finance at Barclays Global Investors in SF, CA (which has been acquired by Black Rock). While working in finance, I volunteered at San Quintin State Prison teaching GED math. I was in New York on 9/11/2001 which influenced my decision to become a teacher.
I loved teaching in Oakland for 13 years. I taught for 10 years at Oakland High School. While there, I work closely with the OHS Environmental Science Academy. Prior to teaching high school, I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math for three years in Oakland.
While at Oakland High I was Math Department Chair and the Technovation and the Technology Club sponsor for 3 years. Our Technovation team of teenaged young women placed in the top 20 out of 150 teams worldwide. While at Oakland High I taught Richard who was featured in the book The 57 Bus.
MENTORING AND COACHNG
I was the webmaster for the Oakland Education Association from 2010 to 2014 and was an OEA union rep from 2009 to 2015. Since 2014 I have been a member of the California State Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) in partnership with the California Teachers Association and Stanford University. I was selected in 2017 to be the Northern California Representative for the one year NEA College and Career Readiness Working Group (CCRWG) focusing on Instructional Leadership. Since 2018 I have been a UESF building rep at James Middle School.
In 2019 I was elected to a three-year term as the CTA Golder Gate Service Center Rep at Large. The Golden Gate Service Center is one of 26 CTA service centers and covers San Francisco, South San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
I was part a team of Trellis Mentors who received the Light Award.
I was part of a team of SFUSD teachers who received an SVMI Lesson Study Grant.
I was part of a team of Bay Area Teachers who received an NEA State & Local Project Grant.
2017 - present
I have been part of a team of SFUSD teachers who received the Bright Ideas Grant.