What do you teach? I teach Virtual Enterprise, a simulated business class, US History and World History. I love the challenge of trying to help students learn about history, as well as life. I have also been hired by Saddleback College to teach a Business 1 class in 2016.
Where did you to college? I went to Saddleback Jr. College for 3 years and then transferred up to UCSB for 3 glorious years. I have a teaching credential in Social Studies and a PE Credential as well as my Masters in Education.
What are your academic accolades? I have been selected to the teacher of year selection at my school. I have also been been a tennis coach and have coached our team to CIF playoffs and had a player win the CIF individual championship.
How long have been at Mission Viejo High School? I have been at Mission since 1995 and have really enjoyed it.
Why did you become a teacher? I was going to go into the auto industry, but I had a change of heart. I really wanted to help students get through their difficult years and change the way I was taught in school. I felt like I was not prepared for college, so I decided to take on the challenge of teaching and coaching high school students.
What is your favorite thing to do? I really love watching my 3 kids learn new things and participate in things that they love. I also love surfing some waves at my local break, playing tennis and basketball.