I can't believe I'm starting my 4th fabulous year as principal of Glendale American School! What a pleasure it has been to serve and continue to serve the GA community. Our teachers love and care about your kids beyond expectation. Our students are a pleasure each and every day. Student data continues to increase and relationships continue to form making American a great place to be.
My career has been riddled with wonderful experiences. I started in the classroom teaching 3rd grade and loved watching students learn and grow. Even more, I loved building relationships with students and learning all about their little lives. I loved education so much that I started my master's degree in Educational Leadership early in my career. I chose then to share my love of learning and supporting kids by becoming a coach at the district level for several years, supporting new teachers entering the field of education. Here I developed a love for new teachers and the excitement they bring to kids. Their struggles became important to me to support and understand, which led me to pursue my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership; pursuing supporting new teachers through Professional Learning Communities as my dissertation research topic. While finishing my doctorate degree, I was promoted to Assistant Principal and loved that work for three years prior to joining the GESD family.
I am a learner, a people person and I love to laugh. My family is very important to me and my husband and two young boys complete me as my children truly are the best part of me. We live in Glendale and love the community we serve as my husband also works for the city of Glendale.
I'm so thankful I chose GESD and our Glendale American family. Thank you for continuing to partner with me to ensure I can do my two jobs: Keep kids safe and ensure learning for every child.
I'm so blessed!