I was born in San Francisco and have lived in the Bay Area most of my life. I graduated from SJSU, got my teaching credential from Bethany College, and a Masters in Instructional Technology from SJSU. My kids went to Lincoln, Kennedy, and Monta Vista, so we have been a part of CUSD since 1988. I moved in with my mom eight years ago to help her out and she just celebrated her 93rd birthday. My family also includes my son Scott, his wife Jana, and their adorable seven-year old daughter Samantha and two-year old daughter Maddi. They live close by so we have many happy family gatherings each month. My daughter Stacey lives in Stockholm, Sweden with her husband Daniel and their adorable seven-year old daughter Zoe. We have weekly Face Time dates and it is awesome getting a kiss blown from so far away. We get to see each other at least twice a year and often in fun far away destinations, or here in California. I really love watching my three granddaughters grow, laugh, and learn. I love to play golf, bike, swim, travel, and read. I have had quite a few careers, but have been enjoying my teaching career for the past twenty years.