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I have been teaching first grade at Cottonwood Canyon since 2003. My husband is retired from the military and I entered the teaching profession later in life. I am finally living my dream and I hope that I bring joy and enthusiasm into the classroom. I like music and try to incorporate it throughout the day. I am fortunate to be working with an excellent team of teachers; we support and challenge one another.
I adopted UC Santa Cruz as my classroom university because my husband's youngest brother earned his PhD in Physics there. Jerry Garcia donated a collection of his artwork to the campus that I hope to view one day. The college mascot is Sammy Slug, the mightiest of banana slugs. I have a fine collection of slug books, fiction and nonfiction, that I share with the students. I expect that my students will learn many facts about slugs and that they will grow to love them as I do.