Phone: 661- 832-8011 ext 3166
Degrees and Certifications:
7th and 8th grade History Creative Communication elective
Originally from Maine, I have lived in Bakersfield since 1990, and taught at Thompson Jr. High since 1994. I have three grown sons and eight grandchildren. I enjoy walking, hiking, traveling, movies, quality TV series', and meeting new people. I am very interested in health issues including fitness and healthy eating. I love history and enjoy passing on this interest to students. I tend to be on the enthusiastic side, and some students take a little while getting used to my style. I like to liven things up a little. Raising my voice with excitement does not equal what they think it does, at times. I tend to take some time to laugh in class along with the on-task time. Over the years, students have told me they have enjoyed having me for a teacher and that I made them laugh. If this can help them have a positive association with learning history, it looks like I am on the right track! I welcome all students to my classroom and encourage them to answer the questions I pose.