About the Program
Careers in Education is a one-year program providing students a foundation from which they may build a K-12 career in teaching and related school site professions. For more information, click on the "Careers In Education Program Page" link in the blue box to the right.
About the Instructor
- Instructor at ROC/CTEC since 2020.
- California teaching credential in CTE Education, Child Development and Family Services (preliminary).
- California teaching credential in Multiple Subjects (clear).
- Master's of Education / Curriculum and Instruction - Reading Specialist, Concordia University, Portland.
- Master's of Education / Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development, Concordia University, Portland.
- Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, University of Laverne.
- Diploma, Highland High School.
- Classroom Instructor (taught K - 8), Bakersfield City School District, 12 years.
- Academic Intervention Specialist, Bakersfield City School District, 5 years.
- New Teacher Support Provider/Mentor Teacher, 8 years.
- Awards and Recognition:
- Recipient, Golden Bell Award, 1998.
- Member, Alpha Chi Honor Society, 2002 - Present.
- Member, All-American Scholar Society, 2003 - Present.
- Nominee, Jim Burke Rising Star Teacher Nominee, Curran Middle School, 2008.
- Awardee, Teacher of the Year, Curran Middle School, 2008.
- Recognition, Excellence in Education / Collaboration, Bakersfield City School District, 2013
- Annual Recipient, Chevron Fuel Your School Grant, 2012 - 2018.
- Annual Recipient, Bakersfield Educational Foundation Student Achievement Grant, 2013 & 2014.
- Recipient, LilySaraGrace Fund for Art Integration, 2012.
- Recipient, Kids in Need Foundation Grant, 2013 & 2014.
- Recipient, Disney Environmental Education Grant, 2013.
- Recipient, Donors Choose Multiple Classroom Grants, 2012 & 2013.
- Recipient, California Table Grape Commission Grant, 2013.
- Recipient, Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant, 2013 & 2015.
- Recipient, PG&E Bright Ideas Grant, 2014.
- Enjoys spending time with family and dogs, as well as hiking and camping.