I am thrilled to be back at Canyon teaching 2nd graders again this year. I have been at Canyon since 1999 and love the close knit community we share. I am looking forward to building an environment of fun and academic success in my classroom and hope to make this year a special year for each and every child. I was born and grew up in San Jose and moved to Los Angeles after high school to complete my college degree. I received my Bachelor's in English from UCLA and my CLAD Teaching Credential from Cal. State Northridge. My interests include: Reading, writing, music, basketball, running, art and foods! In my free time, I try to visit my Granny, niece Kailey, and nephews Tyler and Ryan, as well as the rest of my family up north in San Jose and Sacramento.