Dear La Patera Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope you have had the opportunity to relax over the summer and are ready to start the new school year. I am excited to be a part of the La Patera team and continue to work together serving our school community.
A little information about myself as an introduction…I have been fortunate to serve in the field of education for 20 years. During that time I have served as a special education teacher and administrator for the K-8 Autism and Special Education Preschool Programs, Head Start/State Preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, and administrator in the elementary school setting. My educational background includes a Master of Special Education and a Master of Organizational Leadership. I recently completed doctoral program coursework and am working on completing a dissertation on the topic of Professional Learning Communities.
My educational philosophy is simple, ALL students can learn and as an educator my mission is to inspire, support, and guide ALL students to be successful life long learners.
I look forward to a great year filled with opportunities to learn from each other and as a result make our school community stronger!
La Patera Elementary
Goleta Union School District