Greetings Parents and Students:
I am thrilled to be working with you! This is my 10th year working in BHUSD and my 6th year teaching Middle School students at Beverly Vista. Prior to working in Beverly Hills, I worked at a non-public school in Los Angeles for over twelve years. I am also excited to continue serving with my colleagues as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team at Beverly Vista.
It is my mission to provide and encourage learning opportunities for students by fostering meaningful, inquisitive, thoughtful habits of character and mind. It is my hope that students will demonstrate leadership, self-reliance, involvement, and interest in their community and the world. To this end, we will incorporate strategies to increase mindfulness practice and leadership skills into our weekly routine. Throughout the school year, I will be in constant collaboration with you, your child and your child’s core teachers. Please feel free to set times to meet or talk on the phone to discuss your child’s progress or any observations that you may have to share. Frequent and consistent collaboration and open dialogue enable all of us to be more successful.
By way of introduction, here is a bit about me: I received my undergraduate degree in Art History and English from Skidmore College and my Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University and have continued my studies at UCLA. I am passionate about education and preserving and enjoying our earth's natural resources. This summer my family and I visited Whistler, British Columbia, where we saw black bears, paddled through glacial water, and mountain biked and zip-lined through one of the worlds largest temperate rain forests. Previously, we have snorkeled with stingrays and sharks off the barrier reefs of Grand Cayman and Belize, giant, green sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean and gentle, 35ft long whale sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Accordingly, it is always a great thrill and a privilege to join our seventh-grade students exploring the ocean off the coast of Catalina each fall!
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and experiencing an exciting and successful year!