I am a native San Franciscan and a product of San Francisco Unified public schools. I have lived in many other places including Utah, Wisconsin and Nepal, but I always end up back at home.
My interests include bike riding, playing basketball, painting, silk screening, cooking, reading, writing, photography, traveling abroad, studying languages, camping, backpacking and teaching.
I’m a very curious person and am constantly learning new things everyday. I hope to bring a love of life-long learning to all of the classes that I teach. I love to learn by visiting new places and exploring the world. My travels have taken me to Egypt, Guatemala, Nepal, India, Venezuela, Israel, Nicaragua, Colombia and Old Providence Island. I aspire to bring a multi-cultural and worldly perspective to the classroom. In the summer of 2009 I had the opportunity to bring a delegation of Lincoln to students to Nicaragua for an education trip with the organization Global Glimpse. In the summer of 2011 I spent five weeks in Colombia, on the Island of Old Providence as part of a Fund For Teachers fellowship. I conducted an oral history project, recorded 8 interviews and created a webpage to showcase them. Last spring my students conducted their own oral history interviews and posted them on our webpage, The ALHS Oral History Project. Please visit the page to see the students work; alhsoralhistoryproject.org
My interest in issues around the world has also inspired me to bring a new course to Lincoln. In the Fall of 2012 I began teaching two sections of AP Human Geography. The class introduces students to the world beyond the United States and helps them to better understand forces that shape their world, as well as the rest of the planet. The course is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Students can earn college credit by passing the AP Human Geography exam. All students are encouraged to apply.
I am proud to work at Lincoln and find inspiration daily from the outstanding and creative students I am lucky enough to teach. Go Mustangs!