I write fiction books for children aged 3 through young adult.
I also write curriculum for kindergarten through fifth grade.
Emery Unified School District
From August 2013
I was thrilled this past year to join the team at Anna Yates Elementary School as a teacher in the Kindergarten-First Grade loop. The experience has been collaborative, supportive, challenging, and rewarding.
Summer Camp Teacher
June 2013 - August 2013
Imagination, play based theater productions, and being part of an amazing team inside the happiest place in Oakland, CA made this an absolute dream job!
January 2010 - January 2010
As an author I hope to entertain and inspire readers of all ages. We all need a little escape now and then!
Black Pine Circle School
September 2009 - June 2013
As a teacher I present a challenging, engaging curriculum while creating a safe space in which students take risks, become more independent, and practice appreciation for themselves and each other.
Between trouble at school and trouble at home, Jenny Carter hasn't felt so alone since her mother died. Little does she know that the friendship she craves is right in her own back yard.
The Elephant Girl
For Kalla, born to human parents but raised by a family of elephants, growing up in the rainforest is a grand adventure - until she realizes that humans and elephants make better enemies than friends. Determined to prove she belongs with the herd, Kalla goes on a quest to find the Oracle Stone, a mythical object as ancient and sacred to the elephants as the stories they keep. Once again among a human tribe, however, she faces new challenges and doubts about where her true loyalties lie.
Qualifications & Certifications
Pittsburg High School
Multiple Subject Certification and BCLAD
Holy Names University
B.A. in Psychology; minor in Education
Bryn Mawr College