Welcome to Second Grade in C-12! I am excited to be your child’s classroom teacher! My main goal is to help your child reach his/her learning potential and develop the skills to be a self-motivated, lifelong learner. By implementing current California Standards, National Common Core Standards, and working one on one with your child’s strengths, I’ll ensure your child will feel challenged and excited about learning. I believe having high expectations and a comfortable, positive learning environment, enables children to strive for success.
To accomplish these goals, I will use a combination of teaching techniques such as one on one, small group, and whole group instruction. In addition, I will utilize paired study groups to further enhance learning and Direct Instruction. I welcome any suggestions, help, and material you would like to share to enhance your child’s learning experience.
I have taught grades K-4 and am thrilled to teach second grade for another year. I have been teaching for twenty years and hold a BA’ and MA’ in Education, with an emphasis in English and English as a Second Language. I have written a district Writing Standards Program and have enjoyed working for SJUSD as a Language Arts Rep. I enjoy traveling, playing golf, going to the beach, and dancing. I also love spending my free time with my seven year old baby girl, Kate, my nine year old son, John, and my husband, Big John. I grew up in San Jose, was a student in San Jose Unified, and have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.
I will try our best throughout the year to keep you completely informed on the various programs C-12 will be involved in. I am looking forward to working with your child and I appreciate supportive parents. This is going to be a fabulous year!