I was born and raised in the city of Orange in Orange County, CA. I received my Bachelor's degree from CSUF. I earned my teaching credential from Chapman University. Then, once I began teaching, I went back to CSUF to earn my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I spent my first 3 years working for CAPO Unified and taught in San Clemente, CA. We moved out to Elsinore in early 2000's and then I switched to the Elsinore District. I have been teaching for 20 plus years mostly in second grade.