I am thrilled to be a part of the SJES community as the 4th - 8th grade science teacher. I have been an educator for two decades; first as an environmental educator and now as a classroom teacher. My approach to teaching is to allow children to make discoveries, ask questions, and find answers to their questions through exploration and experimentation. I’m a Bay Area native and live with my husband and two cats in San Leandro. When I'm not teaching I love to ride my bike, draw/paint, play classical guitar, or hike and explore all the wonderful places in California, and beyond.