1. I am very excited to be the new Transitional Kindergarten teacher this year at Liberty! I am looking forward to getting to know the students in my classroom as well as helping them learn and grow as they make their way towards Kindergarten. Also, at Liberty School, I teach Physical Education along with Ms. Angotti who joined us this school year. This will be my third year teaching P.E. at Liberty.
2. I am a native of Petaluma. I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Petaluma, California.
3. I have been a part of the Liberty Family since childhood. Living in the Liberty Valley allowed me to attended Liberty Elementary School as a student.
4. I am an alum of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), California State University, Chico and Dominican University of California. After high school I attended SRJC before transferring to CSU, Chico where I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies. After Chico, I attended Dominican University of California to receive my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
5. Family is very important to me. I have two sisters in my family, along with my mom, dad and a whole bunch of cousins! I come from a large Italian family and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to live close to my family and see them on a regular basis.
6. I love cows! Growing up on a dairy on the northwest side of Petaluma has it's benefits... you get to see cows everyday! Cows are curious creatures that produce a wonderful and delicious product for people to drink... milk!
7. Agriculture has been and always will be a big part of my life. Growing up I was actively involved with the 4-H program and Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. I exhibited dairy cattle at the local fairs and participated actively in numerous 4-H projects and FFA events.
8. Soccer is my favorite sport, however Frisbee is becoming a close competitor. I played soccer for ten years for the Petaluma Youth Soccer League (PYSL) and enjoyed every minute of it! Playing soccer taught me the meaning of teamwork and sportsmanship as my teammates and I traveled to play various teams around Sonoma County and at tournaments around the state. Making lifelong friends has been an added bonus. I also enjoy learning, watching and playing other sports and physical activities.
9. I enjoy being outside and staying active. My passion for sports and physical activities has remained strong and true carrying over into my life after college. Attending Chico State opened my eyes to new sports and activities, especially when taking classes in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program. PETE introduce me to Ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, team handball, volleyball, ballroom dancing, hiking at Bidwell Park, and gave me the knowledge and skills needed to stay active for life.
10. I am looking forward to this 2016-2017 school year and the new opportunities it has to offer!