I have been excited about education for my entire life, as my mother was an educator and she instilled the passion and enthusiasm for academics in me at a young age. Not only has academics played an integral part in my life, but theater and sports as well. I grew up an athlete playing every sport I could and then entered the world of theater after watching my younger brother onstage. I studied theater at Solano Community College, Bradley University in Illinois, and California State University, Sacramento. I have worked at J&S Performing Arts Center in Vacaville over the past decade, where I have directed theatrical productions and taught acting classes and a drama summer camps.
My love of writing directed my pursuits in school, and I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Journalism and a Minor in Communication Studies. I have written for RantSports.com covering the Oakland Athletics, as well as providing opinion-based articles on various sports subjects. In addition to my writing background, I have also taught PE and Drama for the last 2 years to 1st through 8th graders, as well as leading school drama and musical programs.
I am truly blessed to join the teaching team at Bethany and look forward to a great year getting to know everyone! The chance to teach at a private, Christian school and be able to guide students towards a love and appreciation of reading and writing is truly exciting! See you all soon!