This is My Story
I was born and raised in Southern California. I was married in 1982, obtained my teaching credential in 1984, moved to Tuolumne County in 1989, and obtained my administrative credential at Cal State Stanislaus in 1999. I am blessed to have six adult children and several grandchildren.
Through the years I have been involved in education in several different capacities. I have taught everything from kindergarten through high school, primarily fifth through eighth grade, was involved in maintenance operations and transportation management, and had the honor and privilege of serving as Soulsbyville’s principal for 10 years.
My philosophy of education has been born out of my love for people and my experiences with caring for children. I try to treat others with the respect that I hope to earn for myself, and I feel firsthand the joys and difficulties involved in learning. I have learned that provided the right environments, opportunities, and supports, people enjoy learning. I have done extensive work in character development and feel that positive character qualities are essential for good education. Nothing thrills me more than watching children who might have doubted their own abilities, learn some difficult concept or skill, and improve.
I am thrilled to work with the Jamestown staff, students, and community, orchestrate all the great things we already have going on, and help improve our services as we learn and improve together.