I have been teaching for 23 years within the San Diego Unified School District. This is my seventeenth year at Marshall Middle School. As an avid reader, swimmer, kayaker and explorer I make every attempt to keep my body and mind in their best shape. I enjoy working with teenage students because they are great eager learners. This developmental stage in their lives is where so much learning takes place. Virtuous character traits, mutual respect and learning about limits and expectations are modeled and experienced by students in and out of the classroom making teaching this age group challenging and a lot of fun. I am looking forward to a great year with the 8th grade students in all my classes at Marshall Middle School this year.