Degrees and Certifications:
I have come full circle in my new career (rather a familiar one). When I finished junior college years ago, I dabbled in many fields to see what fit my gifts and talents. My previous career( prior to teaching) was an insurance agent and the office manager in charge of over 3,000 clients. It was a challenge, but it definiely prepared me for today's new challenges. However, most of my background is in child development and teaching. I have spent over 23 years working with children of all ages and I wouldn't change that decision for the world.
My students know I love them and I always speak the truth "in Love"! It is part of my mandate not only to teach them the best way I can, but to prepare them for the REAL world and many REAL challenges they will experience in the future. I know that some of my favorite teachers growing up were not the ones that told me what I wanted to hear, but showed me a genuine interest by getting to know me and really listening to what I had to say.
I desire to make memories with my students they will not forget. I hope when they think of me and my alias "Crazy Cali" they will smile and hopefully remember that I loved and helped them as a student AND helped them as a person.