I have been a part of the Tierra Pacifica community since before our very first day of school back in 1998, and I’m so proud of everything we have accomplished together along the way. I have served in several different capacities here: parent, TA, teacher, board member, assistant principal. Now I hold the distinct honor and privilege of being the director.
Tierra Pacifica’s mission to teach to the Whole Child has never wavered. My vision is to keep our mission and incredible programs strong. We still have art, music, movement and stewardship of our environment as key components in every classroom. We continue our school-wide focus on reading and providing early interventions for students with diverse needs. We continue our focus on diversity and making our community welcoming and inclusive to all. We continue to work on ways to strengthen our ties with the Live Oak district and local community organizations like the Live Oak Family Resource Center and the Boys and Girls Club. And we strive to deepen our commitment to incubating new educators by working with college and university programs to invite student teachers to learn alongside us and take what they learn from Tierra Pacifica out into the wider teaching community. After all, the purpose of charter schools is to innovate and share, so we all improve, and every student has the opportunity to get the education they deserve, no matter where they live.
I hold a BS in Life Sciences from Cal Poly, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from CMU, a certification in Charter School Leadership: Policy, Finance, and Administration from UCLA, and teaching credentials in Science, and Multiple Subjects (Elementary). I am currently working on clearing my California Administrative Services Credential.