I come from a family of eleven children, and we were on AFDC, Aid to Families with Dependent Children. I was born in 1949 at Hamilton Field Air Force Base in Marin County, my father was in the Air Force. We lived in Vallejo at the time. I left home at eighteen to be the first to go college. Now, I have degrees from Mills College, U.C. Davis, Stanford University, and St. Mary’s College. How does a shy, quiet, timid child make this journey? TEACHERS! I had teachers who changed my life, and I knew in second grade that I wanted to be a teacher just like the ones I had. I wanted to do for other students, who were like me, what those teachers had done for me. They made me feel smart, special and important and they cared, that was all I needed to try my best and work hard. Teaching is one of the most important profession there is because all other careers start with a teacher! Now that I am retired, I have been volunteering in the community and I want to see the district better serve students to be prepared for the job market upon graduation.
I have 38 years of teaching experience and have worked in WCCUSD since 1998. I was a teacher leader as Resource Teacher, Department Chair, Instructional Leadership Team member, Coach and Teacher Trainer. I also served on the School Site Council, and was a UTR Rep. I am able to work collaboratively as a team leader to solve problems and implement programs.