As the 11th grade Inclusion Specialist, I’m making it my goal to prepare my Juniors for the outside world by helping them to actively develop contingency plans, as well as encouraging them to explore future college and career options.
I’ve been called the Wade Wilson of teaching because I believe in readying my students for their future as…heroes…by reinforcing ambition, communicating clearly and including humor in every challenge.nI was born in Central New York, and spent the first 20 years of my life there. While in New York, I attended Onondaga College and Syracuse University: Newhouse.
In 2000, I moved to San Diego, and attended San Diego State University while working full-time as an editor at Marcoa Publishing and the VGO Network. I graduated with a double major in Journalism/English and a minor in Comparative Literature, as well as a certification in CDIS/American Sign Language. I have worked in San Diego school districts for the last 8 years, and am beyond excited to make High Tech High my new home!
When I’m not in school, you can find me at the archery range with my 80# compound bow (Vera) and my 45# recurve (Velma). I enjoy board game nights with friends (Betrayal at House on the Hill, Gloomhaven and Dead of Winter are faves!), watching hockey (GO GULLS!), training for the next Spartan race, hiking and getting mileage outdoors when properly baited–a bag of dried bacon usually does the trick! nI also read compulsively, binge watch TV shows and have a media library of movies and video games from Atari through the Nintendo Switch! We’re currently playing Borderlands, Rad, Morphie’s Law, Don’t Starve and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.