ABOUT ME

When we relocated from California, my family chose to move to the Minnetonka school district specifically so my son could continue his Spanish Immersion experience in kindergarten. He is now a 4th grader at Groveland and his younger brother is a kindergartner. While a very specific program drew us to this area, I now feel fortunate to have my kids able to attend school in this district where students are provided a multitude of strong academic, support, and enrichment opportunities. 

After attending Stanford University for my master's degree in Education and teaching license, I taught high school chemistry and advisory at one of Stanford's professional development partner schools in California for 12 years. During my tenure there, I took on additional roles such as the district science coordinator, an instructional coach, and the professional development and technology coordinator for my school. When we moved to MN, I did transfer my teaching license but decided to be a full-time mom for the time being so that I would be more present for my own children and have the time to be active in the school and broader communities.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • MA in Education from Stanford University

  • 12 years of teaching high school chemistry and advisory in CA, plus district and school leadership roles such as science coordinator, professional development coordinator, and instructional coach

  • Minnetonka in-district volunteer activity through classrooms and PTA committees

  • Have worked in the district as a Homebound Instructor 

  • 2 children who attend school in-district and are involved in a variety of sports in the community (baseball, soccer, basketball, swim team)

  • As a family, we have taken advantage of many community education offerings:

    • After-school and summer enrichment such as LEGO league, Junior Engineers, piano lessons, chess, Nature Learners, and summer camps

    • Recreation, such as Tiny Tonka soccer and t-ball, and gymnastics

    • Events, such as the Tonka Mud Run and Youth Triathlon