• hatMy Mission

    My mission is to help my students achieve their learning potential by challenging them to do their best in all academic areas. I infuse technology into my classroom to better prepare my students for the future. I want my students to become successful adults and have access to life-enriching opportunities. I encourage my students to take responsibility for their actions while guiding them to make good choices with rewards and consequences. My students can always count on my support and assistance, even when they leave my classroom. I express the importance of persistence and perseverance and teach my students to learn from failures and reflect on past experiences. I encourage my students to have positive attitudes so they may face difficulties with ease. I ask my students to set goals for school and for life. Finally, I strive to be a good role model for my students by being a lifelong learner, treating others with kindness, and embracing diversity. In the 2022-2023 school year, still dealing with the COVID pandemic, it is imperative for me to provide the most effective and engaging instruction while keeping the health and safety of my students in mind. I will work closely with parents so we can all monitor student learning.
    hopscotch My Teaching Experience
    I became a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary in the Santa Ana Unified School District in 1997. At King Elementary, I taught Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades. In 2004, I became the Site Technology Coordinator and Resource Teacher, working with teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum. I conducted technology-enhanced and standard-based lessons in the computer lab for Kinder through 5th-grade students. In 2007, I moved into the Technology Curriculum Specialist position for the district's Education Technology Department. While in the district, I taught technology integration for teachers, as well as developed and conducted technology training for district staff.  I joined the excellent teaching staff, wonderful parents, and students at Glenn L. Martin Elementary as a Fifth-grade teacher in 2010. In 2013, I became part of the amazing fourth-grade team. In 2017, I have returned to Fifth grade at Martin Elementary. I was selected as Martin Elementary's Teacher of the Year 2017-2018, SAUSD Elementary Teacher of the Year 2017-2018, and a semi-finalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year 2017-2018. In March 2020, schools went to online learning. In 2020-2021, I taught 5th grade online using a variety of online resources. This current school year, 2022-2023, I will continue teaching in person as a fifth-grade teacher.
    owl My Credentials
    University of California, Irvine, B.A. in Social Sciences
    Concordia University, Multiple-Subject Teacher Credential
    Walden University, M.S. in Education Technology
    BCLAD in Mandarin Chinese
    SMART Exemplary Educator
    Khan Academy Ambassador
    Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2