During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, walking my dog, writing, and riding horses. Being a lover of animals, I am especially fond of dogs and horses. Currently, I have an Australian Shepherd and an Arabian horse who both enjoy a lot of my free time. Enjoying delicious food, Mr. May and I look forward to dining out and trying new restaurants. To relax, I always recommend a good book. If you know of any you have read lately, I would love to hear about it. I especially love to read books where characters are developed into people you grow to care about.
Teaching is not my first career. Before having children, I had a career in human resources developing college recruiting programs and working in employee relations. After having children, I stayed home with them and enjoyed my volunteer opportunities at their schools.
What I enjoy most about teaching is developing a sense of community in our classroom where everyone feels they have a gift and something to contribute. I especially look forward to seeing students realize their potential, challenging themselves to go beyond prior achievement levels, while discovering attributes such as leadership. In 2009, I was awarded the PPIE Excellence in Education Award.
Education & Awards:
BA degree - California State Polytechnic University
MA degree - University of San Francisco
Multiple Subject Credential - University of San Francisco
Supplemental Language Arts Credential grades 6-9
Supplemental Social Science Credential grades 6-9
GATE certified teacher
KKIQ 101.7 Teacher of the Month - 2004
PPIE Excellence in Education Award - 2009