Welcome to first grade at Park Side! Room 7 is an exciting place to learn where students develop a love for reading and learning. I am a veteran primary teacher with 20+ years of experience. I graduated from U.C. Davis where I studied economics. I then worked in banking and quit to spend time in Central America to walk barefoot in the sand, climb volcanoes and scuba dive. I then received my teaching credential at Dominican College. Currently in my spare time...I drive a taxi for my teenagers, put miles on my over sized dog, take getaways to the mountains and spend time with my husband. As the years pass my passion for teaching and love for the students is still evident. This is in part due to the generous spirit and whole child approach to teaching embraced by the current and retired staff of Park Side School.