I am excited to join the Santee family this year. This will be my third year teaching in East San Jose and my fourth year in education.
I have a bachelor's degree in international relations from UCLA and a master's degree in education from San Jose State University. This has allowed me to serve my country as a teacher and connect students with real global challenges. Because I was raised by my immigrant parents to be bilingual and bicultural, I understand the power of respecting language, culture, and community.
Every child deserves a teacher who sees the special powers of their students, who has high academic and behavioral standards, and who partners with students to help them overcome their challenges.