It is with pride and excitement that I have accepted the District’s offer to be the new principal of Jamestown Elementary School and Chinese Camp Science Academy. This is my 23rd year at Jamestown Elementary as a teacher and I am excited and honored to step into my new role. I sincerely care for our district, students, and school community.
I grew up in Manteca and graduated from East Union High School. My husband and I moved to Twain Harte in 1996, where we raised our three children. My professional career began in 1990 when I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Stanislaus, followed by a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential the following semester. In 2016, I went back to college and earned my Administrative Services Credential from Teacher’s College of San Joaquin County. I am an educator, a wife of 34 years, a mother of three adult children, a grandma “Mami” of four precious grandbabies, and now honored to take on a new role of School Principal.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our family, and friends. We spend a lot of time outdoors fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping, and exploring the beautiful areas we are fortunate to live near in Tuolumne County. In my free time, I also enjoy reading, cooking, traveling, and gardening. I love flowers and the pretty backyard birds that visit our feeders.
During my many years as a teacher at Jamestown Elementary, I have established strong relationships with students, families, and staff. I am looking forward to growing these relationships in my new role as principal. My goal is to provide the leadership that promotes a safe and respectable school environment. I will work with our dedicated staff to provide the best program and environment for our students to succeed.
It is my desire to work as a team to keep our focus on our students and foster our commitment to provide a strong, cooperative partnership between school and home. I am confident our school sites will be a special place where our students learn and grow, in order to receive the best possible elementary education.