About Me

I have been a Petaluma resident for over 40 years.  I have two children who matriculated through Petaluma City Schools–my son graduated from Petaluma High School, and my daughter from Valley Oaks.  I have two grandchildren-one at McNear Elementary School, and one at Petaluma Junior High. I have been married for 40 years to my wonderful husband.

I have always been involved in education:  I taught high school for 28 years, I have an administrative credential, I was my union president, and participated in several contract negotiations. Currently, I work for ETS as an ELPAC administrator, trainer, and rater. 

As a high school English and drama teacher, I directed over 20 student productions, took students to Washington DC through the Close-Up program for 22 years, and brought AP English to Tomales High School at the behest of my students.

I am also a proud incumbent of the Petaluma City School Board of Education; I have been board president for the past two years.  It has been an honor to serve on this board.  I work with amazing and talented people.  PCS has incredible students and an impressively dedicated staff, and I consider it an honor to be part of this district.

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