The O'Farrell Charter School

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Welcome to the 2016/17 school year. I'm so excited to be teaching 8th grade English/Language Arts (ELA) at O'Farrell this year!
I grew up in Minnesota, having just moved from St. Paul to San Diego in mid-July. I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, a small, MN liberal arts school, with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. After working several years as an account specialist at a transportation company, I went back to school to obtain my MN teaching license in Elementary Education and Middle School ELA. I officially began my teaching career in January, 2009, and have had a wide range of interesting educational experiences that have advanced my professional development - from elementary to high school, from MN to CA, and even a year in Beijing, China. 
Being a new San Diegan, I am enjoying exploring my new home. My husband (an English teacher at San Diego High School) and I are already big fans of watching the sunset over the ocean and catching a Padres game at Petco Park. I am a big football fan, and in addition to playing fantasy football, I will continue to cheer for my beloved Minnesota Vikings.
I am most easily reached via email at Thanks for working with me, and here's to a great year!