I am honored and excited to join Albany Unified School District. I come to Albany with many years of experience working as an Administrator and as a Teacher. I began my career in education decades ago, working as a preschool teacher in Marin County. After earning my Bachelor’s degree and multiple subject teaching credential I became an elementary school teacher. I taught 1st- 3rd grades with Mt. Diablo Unified School District for six years. After earning my Master’s degree and administrative credentials, I was able to transition into administration. I have been working as an Early Childhood Education Site Administrator in Oakland Unified School District for the past eight years.
During my tenure at Oakland Unified School District, I have learned a great deal about instructional leadership, organizational operations, state and district compliance, program development, strong, equitable team building, and systems alignment. I was supervising and leading five child development centers. Nearly 600 students attend these schools alongside 24 Teachers and approximately 55 Instructional Assistants. During my time as ECE Site Administrator I earned two Educational Leadership awards.
I am ready for the next leg of my journey in education. I am looking forward to working with a smaller, intimate community. I wish to establish strong relationships with the Teachers, Para-educators, students, families, and our community members. I am truly a life-long learner; it excites me to know I have a new opportunity learn new systems, operations and responsibilities as a Director for Albany Unified School District.
Thank you very much for welcoming me into the Albany family. I look forward to working with AUSD for a long period of time.