I’m an National Board Certified English teacher who has taught for 14 years in continuation and general education high schools in the Bay Area. I have also taught a graduate course for Loyola Marymount in designing literacy units in secondary special education classrooms. From years of classroom experience working with students in crises, I’ve developed a specialty for uncovering and addressing hidden student trauma. I’ve seen over and over again how placing students’ feelings and personal development first is key to students’ development as learners and people. I’m National Board Certified and I am a Martha Beck Life Coach. I’m also the mother of a lively 2 year old and a baby.