Welcome to Oakhill Academy. I am very excited for our new adventure together this school year.
I can't wait to share everything mathematics and science offers to enrich and inspire your children's lives.
This is such an exciting time for our children to learn math, science, engineering and technology, as there are so many opportunities in these areas.
I have a background in engineering having worked in the industry for 15 years. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CalPoly SLO) with a degree in Materials Engineering. I have worked in both the medical device and microelectronics industries.
I have taught at several schools in the local area, teaching robotics, Intro to Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical drafting.
I have also coached Odyssey of the Mind for three years. Odyssey of the Mind is a STEAM enrichment extra curricular activity, that competes locally, regionally, and world wide. I had the pleasure of coaching elementary school teams that went to the World Finals and competed against children in other countries such as Germany, China, and Singapore just to name a few.
I love the motto "Learn by Doing" and I can't wait to watch the children see what they are capable of accomplishing.
I am also a mom to three children of my own, two of which were in middle school last year. While one is moving into high school, I still have one more in middle school to keep me current on tips and trends. I've survived bottle flipping, kendama tournaments, doing the DAB, slime, and fidget spinners.
I absolutely LOVE the middle school age kids. They enrich my life in so many ways- they are sweet, funny, curious, and amazing.
I also LOVE funny science/ math puns and meme's. I could easily laugh at them all day (and I do!)
I've put just a small amount on my website. I hope you enjoy!