I am a local, I grew up in Desert Hot Springs while attending Palm Springs High School from which I graduated in 1993. I attended the University of California Riverside where I recieved a Bachelor of Science in Math and my teaching credential. Before coming to teach for PSUSD, I recieved my Masters in Mathematics in June of 2003 from UCR, and my National Board Certification in Mathematics in December of 2003. .
Teaching and Coaching Experience
I did my student teaching at Rubidoux High School and taught there for 6 years before coming to PSUSD. I have been teaching for Palm Springs Unified School District since 2004. I have taught every single math class the district has to offer except A.P. Statistics. I have taught calculus for 8 out of the 10 years that I have been at DHSHS. I was the lead teacher from 2009 through 2011 and I have been math math co-lead since 2013. I have coached J.V. volleyball (7 years) and was the head J.V. baseball coach from the Spring of 2005 to 2014. I am currently an Assistant Varsity baseball coach.
I have a love for math which I enjoy passing onto my students. My enthusiasm for the subject shows through my energy in my class. I am very excited with the direction that education is heading because I strongly believe that learning math is not a spectator sport. I have a sense of pride teaching for DHSHS because I grew up in the town that I am teaching and still live in. Not only do I coach baseball, but I play baseball every Sunday from April through September through the National Adult Baseball Association. I love coaching for the same reason that I love teaching math, I have a passion that I would like to pass on to others.