I attended Saint Mary's for a Bachelors in English and Liberal Arts and continued on at California State University Long Beach to receive my Credential in Teaching. I also earned my Masters in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Irvine.
I was married in June 2011 to Ryan O'Neill, and we welcomed our son, Michael John, on June 3, 2016, and our daughter, Riley Mackenzie, on December 27, 2017. Our lives are blessed!
Why did I become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I truly want to make a difference. I believe that Middle School students are in great need of someone who will not only provide them with a positive learning environment but also listen to them and support them as they prepare for High School.
I have been teaching at Willard Intermediate School since August 2011.
I love to travel whenever possible, and I enjoy running and swimming when I have energy. I also love to read; I love to find new, delicious restaurants; I love to spend time with my friends. I have recently become involved with a training group called Out of Bounds Training, and I LOVE that I get to challenge myself both physically and mentally while there. I am also an avid Anaheim Ducks fan!
“Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible." Dali Lama