I am a native Californian, and grew up on my family’s hop farm in a tiny town named Sloughhouse. After I attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in pure math, I worked for 10 years in the San Francisco Bay area at several environmental consulting companies, where I performed air quality and noise analyses. During these years I also coached boys volleyball at bay area high school, and it was through this coaching experience that I discovered how much I enjoyed working with teenagers. I went back to school to get a teaching credential, and then accepted my first and only other teaching position at Amador High School in Sutter Creek, California, not far from the town where I grew up and where my family still lived.
For 19 years I taught all levels of math at Amador High. I had always wanted to travel and try my hand at teaching at an international school, and last spring I finally made the leap. I am passionate about learning Spanish and math education, so coming to Costa Rica was a perfect fit for me. I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to teach such bright, kind, and compassionate students as I have met here at Country Day!