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I grew up in the Bay Area, and majored in East Asian Studies at UC Davis. I later completed an MS in Journalism in West Virginia. I spent 20 years living and working overseas, in Malaysia and England, returning to California in early 2000. I have been teaching elementary school for nearly two decades! I have three grown children. Two are married, and I have three grandsons. Another grand-baby (a girl!) is due in October 2017! I also have two cats, Oscar and Felix. I love to write, read, sing, garden, walk and hike! My classroom theme is "Keep Your Ducks All in a Row!" It's all about organization and helping students to grow!