I grew up in San Diego; after graduating high school, I headed to UCSB to earn my Bachelors Degree in English with a minor in Economics. I returned to San Diego to get my teaching credential and Masters at Cal State San Marcos, and later my doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCI/UCLA. My first teaching job was at Oak Crest Middle School, followed by San Dieguito Acadmy, Diegueno Middle School, Torrey Pines High School, La Costa Canyon High School and now, having taught for over 20 years in the San Dieguito District, I have found a happy home at Sunset. My time outside of school is spent raising my four children. We enjoy soccer, volleyball, swimming, the beach, movies, food, and our friends and family. Life is good!
US History, American Government, Sociology, Cuisine
I have been teaching in the San Dieguito School District since 1991 and at Sunset since 1996. I have an MA from Point Loma University and a BA from UCSD.
What I love about teaching (and about life) is that no two days are the same. It's energizing and interesting to see what's in store at Sunset each day. The moment you step onto Sunset's campus you're welcomed to an atmosphere where people genuinely care and invest in one another. It is an honor to be part of the Sunset team working alongside our students as they reach beyond what's comfortable to take hold of what's possible. I am consistently impressed by the resilient spirits, bright minds and courageous hearts of our students.
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This is an introduction to the wonderful world of cinema. You will learn how to shoot with DSLR and Go Pro cameras. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to edit on Adobe Premier and After Effects. You will learn storytelling with the goal of how to lift your assignment off the paper and transform it into a video presentation. This is a fun must-take class taught by industry professional Gary Kelley from local radio and television, CW 6.
This is project-based learning in a group setting. Welcome aboard. Let's have some fun!