This will be my twelfth year at Venice High School, not including student teaching which I also completed here as well in the Spring of 2005. I am thrilled and honored to be here, teaching in the Global Studies/World Languages Magnet. Social studies has always been my passion, or hobby. Now, my profession is my passion. I also enjoy the energy of being around young adults, watching them learn new things about the world while making connections between curriculum and their own lives.
I was previously employed as a professional graphic designer and art director at top New York and Los Angeles companies such as Chiat/Day Advertising, Parade Magazine, Dance Magazine, Los Angeles Downtown News, Herbalife and 1-800-DENTIST from 1987 through 2002. I also still do a bit of freelance graphic design, but teaching keeps me pretty busy.
Charter School of Education-California State University, Los Angeles, Single-Subject Credential in Social Science, 2005 (GPA 4.0), Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
University of Colorado, Boulder, Bachelors Degree in Psychology with Minors in Philosophy and Political Science, 1987 (GPA 3.6), Deans Scholar
I am also working on my Masters Degree in History at California State University, LA
RLH-Reading Like A Historian/Stanford University workshop series, Fall 2015
CALIS, Center for Active Learning in International Studies, USC, 2006-present
TLIPE, Teacher Leadership in International Political Economy, USC, 2005-2007
Model UN Advisor Training, 2005-presentInternational Negotiations Project Advisor training, Whittier College, 2005-present
One Global Tribe Curriculum developer, 2005
Model UN Best Position Paper and Best Delegation Awards: 2005-2011
DWP/LA Times Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners: 2011, 2012
Hitachi/LA Times Global Warming Poster Contest Winners: 2013, 2016