This is my ninth year working with students with special needs. I have taught in Virginia and overseas in Japan for the DoDEA Pacific schools before moving to California. I enjoy reading and I hope I can develop enthusiastic and voracious readers as I interact with my students. I truly enjoy learning and my goal is to encourage students to be life-long learners who know their strengths and have the grit to overcome their challenges. I'm looking forward to a great school year!