I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. I attended Weiser High School and during my senior year in high school I worked as an instructional assistant in a Kindergarten classroom. I enjoyed that experience so much that I knew that my career goal was to pursue a degree in education. After graduation, I attended Eastern Oregon University and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Bilingual Education. Upon receiving my Bachelor‘s degree, I went on to obtain my Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. I also have an ESL/ESOL endorsement. I have worked with the Ontario School District in many different capacities. I taught grades Kindergarten to twelfth grade and enjoyed teaching at varying levels. My greatest satisfaction is knowing that I have made an impact in the lives of the students I taught.
Some of the accomplishments I am very proud of is my involvement in extracurricular activities such as S.M.I.L.E. and COLORS Club. I was the advisor for the S.M.I.L.E. (Science and Math Investigative Experience) club at the middle school which provides hands on Science and Math enrichment to students I was also the COLORS club advisor at the high school which provided diversity awareness to students. Lastly, I am proud of the community services projects our club participated in from Thanksgiving baskets for needy families to making cards for the residents at a nursing home.
Outside of school, I have been involved with organizations such as the Mexican American Citizens League, Malheur Valley for Bilingual Education, Idaho Association for Bilingual Education, and the National Education Association.
God has directed my steps here to St. Peter Catholic School; I am truly blessed to be working in a religious environment with such wonderful students and families. The parents, parent committees, and congregation are very supportive. Educating our students about God is an intricate part of our school.