I am excited and honored to serve as McClure Elementary School’s principal for the 2020-21 school year. For the past year, I have served the McClure Elementary School community as the assistant principal.
My professional journey in education began in the San Jose Unified School District in California as a fifth-grade teacher 19 years ago. I have had the privilege of serving as an elementary teacher, an English Language Arts teacher at the high school level, an instructional facilitator, Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) tier III trainer, and assistant principal.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in K-8 Elementary Education, endorsements in K-12 reading and grades 4-12 English Language Arts, plus a Master’s degree in K-12 literacy. I take pride in being a National Board Certified Teacher, a rigorous process that I completed in 2012.
I have a passion for literacy, for helping others achieve their maximum potential and for doing what is right for kids by equipping educators with the tools and resources needed to be successful. I value collaborating with parents, their child’s first teacher.
I believe that it is paramount that we provide equity and access for all students, especially the diverse needs of our sizeable English Language Learner (ELL) population. I also believe in supporting and implementing social-emotional learning, engaging in ongoing data analysis, implementing best practices, and adjusting teaching practices to elevate student achievement. I know that students learn best when they are actively involved and that positive relationships and high expectations are essential for all.
I was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, attended Yakima public schools, and graduated from Eisenhower High School. My husband and I have a blended family of seven children. One of my greatest joys is instilling a love for lifelong learning in each one of them. I also love working outdoors, camping, reading, and am an advocate for homeless pets in our valley.
I look forward to continuing to serve the McClure school community, a school with a dedicated and compassionate staff, families who desire only the best for their children, and students with a lot of Mustang pride!
On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Yakima School Board approved YSD's proposed Reopening Plan for OSPI. This is NOT an alert of how school will start in the fall (i.e. distance learning) but we expect that info from the health dept in 1-2 days. To review our plan, go online to www.YSD7.org/reopeningplan