I’m a National Board Certified English teacher who has taught for 14 years in continuation and general education high schools in the Bay Area. I also taught a graduate course for Loyola Marymount University in designing literacy units in secondary special education classrooms, and I co-taught a graduate course for Touro University on Inclusive Practicers for All Learners. From years of classroom experience working with students in crises, I’ve developed a specialty for uncovering and addressing hidden student trauma. Whether working with “A” students in high achieving schools or working with struggling learners, I’ve seen over and over again how placing students’ feelings and personal development first is key to their development as learners and people. I am a Martha Beck Life Coach. I’m also the mother of a lively 3 year old and a baby.