About Me:I have lived in Redwood City all my life and grew up attending Redwood City schools. I have been teaching Kindergarten at Clifford for twenty years, but have been here since 1988. I began my Clifford experience as a parent...all three of my children went to Clifford. They are all adults now--two live in Southern California and one lives in San Francisco. I have my doggie daughter, Winnie, a rescue Chihuahua/Terrier mix who keeps me on my toes!Kindergarten is my passion...there is no greater joy than the smile on a 5-6 year olds face when they learn something new! And remember...there are many things we all can't do....yet!My EducationI am a graduate of the Redwood City School District (Lincoln & McKinley), Sequoia High School and the University of California, Santa Barbara (Sociology). I received my teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur in 2001. I continue to take classes because for me learning never ends. The last three years I have been one of the teachers on the FOSS Leadership Team. Clifford was one of ten schools in the state to be part of a three year pilot program to develop Science leaders and to integrate Science and Language Arts. We have been able to increase the quality and quantity of Science being taught here at Clifford.