“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." Philip Pullman
I've always been drawn to educational alternatives: tutoring in my younger brother's multi-grade classroom; graduating from an alternative program within a larger comprehensive high school; completing an interdisciplinary field major in college; homeschooling my own child; tutoring incarcerated adults.
As a young adult, I worked at law firms and considered a career as an attorney. In due course, however, I returned to my first passion: education. My father was a public school teacher and administrator, and my daughter now teaches high school, so I guess it's in our blood. I received an undergraduate degree in Humanities from UC Berkeley and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State. I'm currently working toward my Administrative Services Credential. Prior to arriving at Pathways, I privately homeschooled my own daughter, who then spent her middle school years as an independent study student. In addition to my work at Pathways, I've been a writing tutor with the Prison University Project community college program at San Quentin.
I joined Pathways in March 2003 and, like most of us here, I wear several hats, including Marin Regional Principal, independent study teacher, and class instructor. In 2019, I look forward to teaching Literature Circle to upper elementary students and English to high schoolers.
I am grateful to be a part of the diverse, vibrant community that is Pathways.