So, what is my background in teaching and education? Well, I must begin by expressing that I have a deep passion for teaching and eager dedication to having a positive influence on students of all ages. In addition, I am also truly grateful for the education that I have received. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Psychology from Cal State University of San Bernardino and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in oral reading. I also currently hold a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (CLAD) for grades K-8.
Just out of college, I was hired on with the San Bernardino City Unified School District where I taught six years of third grade and two years of fifth grade. I greatly enjoyed these years of successful teaching and found this to be a very pleasant and fond time in my life. I, like many young grads, envisioned myself teaching for thirty+ years where I would gracefully retire as a wise and noble veteran teacher and enjoy mornings of drinking coffee on my front porch. Then, my heart began to yearn for a path of new endeavors, for I became a first-time Mom. While I loved teaching and my students, I deeply wanted to stay home with my young daughter and knew that I had a tremendous and difficult financial decision to make. It was then that I found myself deep in prayer and giving my worries to God. Next, I strategized with my Husband and took a huge leap of faith. It was then that I, as well as my Husband, realized just how amazing the Lord is and how much he always provides for and takes care of his Children.
As our daughter entered Kindergarten one year ago at DRCS, I found myself not only wanting to teach children the love of Education and learning but also the love and faith we must have in the Lord. Hence, it is these reasons that have led me to not return to the public school system and bring myself and my family to the Christian School System. My first year at DRCS was absolutely amazing, and I am very happy to be a teacher at this wonderful hidden gem! I look forward to continuing the path the Lord is leading me on at Del Rosa Christian School.