I was born in Encino, California and I have lived in the San Fernando Valley for the majority of my life. I attended Occidental College and received my Bachelor’s Degree from CSUN. I have been teaching at Tulsa since 1987. I have taught 1st and 4th grade, and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching 2nd grade for the last 18 years. I live in West Hills with my spouse, Jackie, who is also a LAUSD teacher. We have a small, loving, peppy terrier named Henri. I enjoy reading, jogging, hiking, and traveling. I am proud to be a member of the fabulous, hard working, and collaborative staff at Tulsa!