I graduated from West Cottonwood Junior High in 1978. I graduated from CSU, Chico in 1987 with a degree in Communications, Instuctional Technology and minors in Marketing, Psychology and Biology. I worked at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (an investment banking firm) in San Francisco for two years, then for Levi Strauss & Company for eleven years at the international headquarters in San Francisco. I moved back to Cottonwood in 2001, earned my teaching credential from Simpson University in May 2002 and was hired at West Cottonwood in August 2002. I taught seventh grade Literature for seven years and then began teaching eighth grade. I love my job and the people with whom I work.