I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Bakersfield and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Garces Memorial High School. I then went to Santa Clara University, where my major was English with a minor in French. I took some courses at the University of Texas, El Paso, where I began my formal study of Spanish. I got my teaching credential from USD; I have taken many courses at USD and UCSD. My passions are learning more Spanish and studying about the Holocaust and World War II. I traveled to Israel in 2008 and went on a pilgrimage through the land where Jesus walked. I have taken additional courses in the Holocaust from the USC Shoah Foundation, Yad Vashem, USD, Echoes and Reflections/ADL, TOLI (The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies), the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Butterfly Project. I have taught in the San Diego Diocese at St. Jude’s, Stella Maris, St. Therese, St. Martin’s La Mesa, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Lakeside, Holy Spirit, St. Columba, Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart Parish School/Coronado, and St. Pius X as well as teaching summer school at St. Augustine and speed reading at OLP, St. Patrick’s Carlsbad, and USDHS (now Cathedral Catholic). I have been on innumerable WASC/WCEA visitation and leadership teams.
I have one daughter, Kathleen, one son-in-law, Troy, and one granddaughter, Sofia. I have two sisters and their families, and my pen pal and I have been friends since 1984.
I am blessed to have many comrades here in San Diego. I have been a Princess House Consultant for 30 years. I am a Eucharistic Minister at St. Pius X Parish, and I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a service organization for women teachers. I love reading, the Padres, teddy bears, tea, dark chocolate, eating ethnic foods, traveling, learning languages and new ideas. I enjoy the supportive administration, faculty, and staff here at Cristo Rey. I heartily endorse the mission of the Cristo Rey schools.
English & Theology Teacher