I'm from a small town in Pennsylvania where I attended school in the same district from 1st through 12th grades - we didn't have Kindergarten back then! At Penn State I earned a B.S. in Elementary & Kindergarten Education. It was 1992 when my husband and I moved to California. During my 28 years as an educator I've taught all grades PreK-8th, have been a Reading Recovery Teacher, a Title I Teacher, have taught Migrant Ed. students, adult English Learners, and instructed teacher candidates at Chapman and Antioch Universities. This is my fourth year in SVUSD where I've found colleagues, kids, and families who are very supportive of the important work we do every day at Olivewood and all our district schools.