Esperanza High School

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Teaching Schedule 2017-2018

Period 1 - Language Arts 4 College Prep (12th Grade) - Room P-51
Period 2 - Language Arts 1 College Prep (9th Grade) - Room P-51
Period 3 - Language Arts 4 College Prep (12th Grade) - Room P-51
Period 4 - Conference
Period 5 - Language Arts 1 College Prep (9th Grade) - Room P-51
Period 6 - Language Arts 4 College Prep (12th Grade) - Room P-51

Additional Information

Adjunct Duties: Speech/Debate Team Coach for 28 years (retired); EHS School Site Council Member; WASC Focus Group Leader; PBIS Team Member

Awards: Phi Beta Kappa (academic honor society), Pi Lambda Theta (education honor society), UC Regents Scholarship, PTSA Service Awards, Staff Member of the Month and Year, PYLUSD Board Recognition, National Forensic League Triple Diamond Coaches' Award, California High School Speech Association Hall of Fame Coach, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, CSUF Forensics Coach of the Year Award

Academic Background: B.A. in English from UC Irvine, M.A. in Education from U.S. International University, CLAD Credential

Family: My husband Gregg teaches drama and media production at Westminster High School. I have four cats named Charlie, Jake, Leo, and Sam and a five-year-old dog (Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier mix) named Maggie who is pictured above (yes, I live in a madhouse, and I know I'm nuts!)

Years Taught: 34 years overall; 30 in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (all at Esperanza High School). Before coming to Esperanza, I taught at Antelope Valley High School (Lancaster) for 1 semester and Corona del Mar High School (Newport Beach) for 3.5 years.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading; writing; solving crossword puzzles; listening to music; doing arts and crafts (especially acrylic painting, knitting, needlepoint, and scrapbooking); traveling; going to museum exhibits, plays, concerts, movies, and spas; circuit training; yoga; walking; trout fishing; bowling; rooting for the Angels; learning French; obedience and agility training with my dog

Favorite Quote: "...People are born with the need to leave a legacy. This means that each person wants to live a life that matters, to make their time here on Earth count and to have a sense of purpose and significance. We are all programmed with the need to make a difference in some way, shape, or form so that we can leave a lasting impression on our families, friends, communities, or for a lucky few, the entire world before our time is up" (Jeff Janssen).

Mission: I seek to leave a legacy of developing good, happy, successful young people through my teaching.