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I was raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan (yes there really is a Kalamazoo!), the oldest of five children. My undergraduate aspirations included law school, so I pursued a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan. After graduating one weekend and getting married the following weekend, my husband and I set out for California. Instead of law school, I attended Santa Clara University earning an MBA in finance. When my children were in early elementary, I decided I wanted to teach, so back to school for a credential. Faria has been my second home since 1996. I could not ask for a better place to teach. Eager students, amazing colleagues, and supportive parents make our school a great place for learning. I work as a consultant providing professional development in math for teachers around the Bay Area. When I am not at school, I enjoy running, cycling, the outdoors, gardening, cooking for friends, quilting, reading, and being a grandma.