I live in Selma, CA. I was called back to my hometown, as many of us are, to raise our children with the same small town values that were instilled in me. I am a first grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School. When I applied to Selma Unified School District I told the interviewers that I wanted to give back to the district that raised me. So, here we are. I am a devoted participant in the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. I am interested in teaching writing and technology, and am passionate about teaching reading to my young students.