6th Grade English
6TH Grade Level Advisor
I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing. During my undergraduate time, I worked with AmeriCorps and USC's Joint Educational Project as a tutor at public schools around Los Angeles. At the end of my senior year of college, I took a course called "The Writer in the Community" where I taught poetry to fifth-grade students. The experience opened my eyes to the untapped potential of many young writers who do not have the opportunity to write creatively but have a valuable perspective to share. Shortly after graduation, I enrolled in USC's teaching program and earned my Master's degree and California teaching credential.
This is my tenth year teaching and my sixth year at New West Charter. I am proud to be a part of the New West family as the sixth grade English Language Arts teacher and Team Lead. I have taught nearly every grade in middle and high school, but sixth grade is by far my favorite to teach. I love to watch and help guide my students through the transformation from elementary students to middle school scholars.