Fifth Grade Teacher
(805) 969-7732 x322
BA Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Barbara; CLAD Credential, California State University Northridge
Each summer I take a road trip to destinations across the United States, to visit parks and museums, and to hike and camp. Give me a map and a backpack with the basic essentials and I am on my way!
BEST TEACHING MOMENT
To prepare for our annual fifth-grade trip to Boston, students take on an identity from the American Revolution, as they learn about key historical events leading up to the war. By stepping into history themselves and investigating primary-source documents, my students gain a deeper understanding of how these events affected the daily lives of people living during that time period.
FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS
The hidden deck under the redwood tree.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION FOR MY STUDENTS
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan