I have spent a great portion of my life connected to the Fountain Valley School District. As a child, I was fortunate to attend school in the FVSD from fourth grade through high school. I have been an educator for 21 years, 19 of those years teaching at Newland Elementary, and 18 years teaching first grade. My passion is, not only teaching children to read, but also fostering a life-long love for reading, learning, and school. I consider my teaching career one of my greatest blessings.