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I grew up in Bakersfield; attended local schools, graduated from Highland High School, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Child Development. I received my teaching credential in the state of Maryland. In 2005 I completed my  Masters in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.

This is my 25th year of teaching grade school students, my 16th year at Norris Elementary . I was fortunate enough to live in Hong Kong and teach there as well,  I taught Kindergarten for three years at Hong Kong International School. I moved to Rockville, Maryland and taught Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades in the Montgomery County Public School system.

I returned to Bakersfield in 2005 and joined the Norris staff. When I was hired I taught 1st grade, moved to 3rd, then 4th, back to 1st and now happily teaching 2nd grade. Teaching is a wonderful and full-filling experience, one never knows what tomorrow will bring. I thank you for sharing your children with me. 

Be on the lookout for:
An email arriving Monday with instructions and links to our first zoom meeting as well as a sign up genius link to schedule your meet and greet time.
A letter was mailed with the code you need to create/activate your child's ClassDojo account, sign up genius link, and some activities for your child to complete August 12th-14th.  I will use ClassDojo to communicate important info to you, so please sign up ASAP!
Important Dates:
Chrome book Pick-Up 
August 10th @ Norris El. from 9-11 am
August 11th @ Norris El. form 3-5 pm.
August 12th first day of school & virtual class meeting @ 8:30 am access the link via ClassDojo
August 12th-14th Individual Family Meet & Greet with the teacher access the link via ClassDojo or
August 18th Curbside Pick Up Supplies & Textbooks (our pick up location is in the drop off area by the front of the cafeteria on Old Farm Rd.)
If you did not receive your mail with the Choice Board and Nervous About, see below