The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." – Vince Lombardi
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I look forward to meeting and working with you this year whether it be virtually or in person. This will be my seventh year teaching at Valencia and could not be more thrilled to be a part of this amazing school! I teach two sections of College Prep Government and two sections of Untied States History. Along with teaching, I am also the head coach of Girl’s Water Polo and Swimming.
I was born and raised in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and after high school I attended the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!!) where I received my Bachelor's Degree in American Studies and played Division 1 water polo. After graduating college, I started coaching high school water polo and I quickly realized teaching and coaching was my passion so I went back to school to earn my teaching credentials in Social Science. I then went on to earn Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University.
I believe in having high expectations for both my students and athletes and excited to help them throughout this year. I believe that communication is key to the success of students. So if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I am committed to all my students and athletes present and future growth and success.
Pride, Tradition, Excellence
REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1. VOTE - early, often, and EVERY CHANCE YOU GET!
2. CHERISH and EMBRACE your rights - don't take them lightly or disregard them!
3. Jury duty is not only a DUTY, it is FUN - enjoy the chance to make the Bill of Rights meaningful!
4. INVEST early and often - in yourself, in your education, in your life, in your future.
5. We are SO LUCKY to be Americans. Don't ever take that for granted.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead