I am a former public school teacher turned homeschooler who lives in Southern California surrounded by a wonderful church community, supportive extended family, and pretty nice weather year round. I have always loved books and vividly remember the first time I was so lost in a story that returning to ordinary life was startling. Words are powerful, and mastering their intricacies allows us to do great things in this world.
I earned my BA in English from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After obtaining my teaching credential, I returned to my high school alma mater and taught freshman and sophomore English. While teaching, I also earned my MA in education with an emphasis in secondary curriculum and instruction. My master’s project focused on using close reading techniques to improve student writing.
Although I left my teaching position after the birth of my first child, my love of words was the catalyst for starting my own company that provides writing services in areas ranging from curriculum guides to novel editing to essay grading. Of course, I couldn’t stay away from teaching for long, and now I’m beginning my second decade of homeschooling with five children in elementary grades through high school. The primary goal of our homeschool is to seek truth, beauty, and goodness, all of which flow from God, the author of every good thing. Recently, I have been teaching online high school English classes to homeschoolers and enjoy having a group of students to mentor throughout the year.