***Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!!! I am a Cal Poly Pomona Graduate and I began my RUSD career teaching 5th grade at Killian Elementary School. I also taught 6th grade at Killian, and then after several years, I moved to Alvarado Intermediate School. I have taught 7th grade English here at THE WORLD'S GREATEST SCHOOL for 17 years where "we empower others to explore greatness"... Alvarado is definitely the place to be! We believe all students have futures, all students are gifted and talented, everyone needs a teacher, and everyday is an opportunity to be the BEST version of ourselves! Everything we do, we do with HONOR (Honesty, Ownership, Never Give Up, Open-Hearted, Respect). Every year my students here amaze me!!! Now, I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with all of you!!! :-)***