I call myself “The Traveling Teacher” because during my eight years as a teacher, I have taught in 2 states, 4 cities, and 8 schools. I was born and raised in Southern California. I now live in Northern California with my fiancé and two dogs, Stella and Guinness.
I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in urban education. Over the past eight years, I taught third grade 5 years, fourth grade for 2 years, and reading intervention for 1 year. This year I will be teaching second grade for the first time ever. I know I have a lot to learn about second grade, but I am thankful for all the great ideas I get from other teachers in blogland. I don’t know how I taught before blogs and Teachers Pay Teachers. The collaboration factor is amazing!
When I am not teaching, we like to spend as much time as possible enjoying what the Bay Area has to offer. We visit museums, go to concerts, walk along the water, and enjoy good food. As often as possible, we try to attend baseball, basketball, and football games. I am a huge USC college football fan, and would go to every game if possible. Fight On, Trojans!