About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Civil Engineering from CSU Chico Minor in Mathematics Registered Professional Engineer in California Multiple Subject and Single Subject Math Foundation Credential from CSU Easy Bay in 2009
This is my 11th year teaching 6th grade mathematicians at Mendenhall Middle School, and my 12th year teaching math in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. I look forward to a wonderful new school year in 2020-2021! I know it will be challenging being in the middle of a global pandemic, but I am excited about all the new technology tools we will be using to make learning as interactive and enjoyable as possible.
I grew up in Livermore and love working as a teacher in my home town. I started my career as a Civil Engineer in San Francisco. After many years of working as an engineer and project manager, I decided to go back to school and get my teaching credential. Math is my favorite subject, and I enjoy helping students learn to love math and grow in their math abilities.
In math class, we use a variety of strategies and rigorous content to engage and challenge all math scholars. Students will investigate and solve problems both individually and in teams, participate in class discussions, use multiple methods (including visual models), collaborate on projects, and develop conceptual understanding with hands-on and interactive activities. We'll do our best to continue with these types of activities even in a distance learning or hybrid model. We’ll learn and practice vocabulary with math songs and chants. Be prepared to work hard, struggle productively, share your creative thinking, make and celebrate mistakes, learn from each other, and have fun!