I am a 35 year Veteran TVI who decided to go into the field when I was 16 years old. My experiences as a babysitter for a blind infant steered my path in tothe world of education for the blind and visually impaired. I graduated from SFSU in 1985 with a VI credential and a Masters degree in Special Education. Teaching blind/VI students is my passion!
I have worked as an SCC teacher for preschoolers and students K-1st grade, The bulk of my VI experience has been as an itinerant teacher in both Sacramento and Elk Grove, California. I work with a team of four other TVI/O&Ms . I have a caseload or ~30 students and am in charge of assessing all the incoming three-year-olds. My latest interest is in Active Learning and students who have CVI.
I am a mother of two daughters and grandmother to 3 beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy teaching and running Canine Agility in my free time.I also enjoy cooking and eating and love incorporating food into my lessons. Often I can connect with students through shared favorite foods. A favorite food bridges the gaps of age, ability, language /communication skills and visual impairment.