I have been fortunate to spend the last 11 years working with children of all ages at the Sebastopol School District in California… I truly enjoy the rewarding work of teaching and have a fondness for the preschool age; the smiles, hugs and simple acts are daily reminders as to why I love being their teacher. My background is in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Literacy Development. I believe one of the greatest gifts you can give a child is the gift of literacy and learning through play. I stress on positive redirection and enhancing confidence in all they do. I have 2 daughters and a wonderful husband. We moved to Gilbert recently but are already enjoying the AZ lifestyle. In my spare time I really enjoy staying healthy by juicing, exercising and enjoying the beautiful outdoors with my family!