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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 an enormous challenge, but it definitely prepared me for today's new challenges. However, most of my background is in child development and teaching. I have spent more than 20 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 hurdles they may encounter in the future. Passing on practical knowledge will equip them to deal with anything!
One of my favorite teachers growing up always went out of her way to show a genuine interest in me and sincerely LISTEN to what I had to say. I desire to pay it forward.
I hope to make memories with my students that we will not forget. When they think of me and my alias "Crazy Cali" years from now I want them to smile and know that I loved and helped shape them into an unstoppable human.