I have worked in education for 13 years. Three years in public schools as an Education Specialist and 10 in a private sector. After teaching at a Christian school, I then was recruited as Director of Children's Ministry. I also started a business at during that time. I managed our business with my husband (one mine and one his) while coordinating the Sunday School program, nursery to sixth grade for two church service periods. My responsibilities included assisted the director, scheduling staff, evaluating and ordering curriculum that aligned with our church doctrine, as well as training volunteers, planning and preparing for Sunday’s lessons.
Managing business, family and a leadership position at my church was the turning point in my professional development. While this wasn’t the teaching position I envisioned myself in, I was able to teach, lead, run a business and enjoy time with my babies. In 2010 I was offered the position of Director of Children’s Ministry for a new church in Solana Beach. In this position, I learned how a team of people can turn a conversation into a leadership board with a vision, mission and plan to grow and serve the community.
In 2013, I began earning my Education Specialist Credential and teaching a Mild/Moderate Special Day Class of third, fourth and fifth graders. After two years I transferred sites, but continue to teach the same grade levels.
As a professional interest, I embarked on my own professional development of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), joined Association of Positive Behavior Support to access conferences, webinars and resources to better support my students and school. I assumed the role of Positive Discipline Committee leader at my previous site and planning to develop the a Teacher Support Network for positive behavior and student engagement this year at my new site.