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2018-19 Courses:
Periods 1-2: English 11 CP
Periods 4-5: La Vista (Advanced Journalism)
Period 6: English 9 CP 
I'm a South Bay native who was absent from the South Bay for a decade plus.  
I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2006 with a BA in English, then also earned my teaching credential there the following year. I began my teaching career in 2007 in Paso Robles, CA at Flamson Middle School, where I taught 8th grade for two years.
In 2009, I began working on my MA in Education through CSU Bakersfield, and the following year while finishing my degree, I began teaching at a small urban charter school, KIPP San Jose Collegiate, in East San Jose. I wore a variety of hats at KSJC, from English teacher to Cross Country coach to Exam Coordinator; in the midst of all of those roles, I found that working with high school students is my true passion. After three years at KSJC, I moved to Seattle, where I taught 8th grade again for two years.  
I moved back to the South Bay in 2015 and have been teaching English and Advanced Journalism here at MCHS ever since. 

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