What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Learning about life! -- with my students and from their perspectives.
Please describe anything unique or interesting in your background that is relevant to the job.
I love and respect nature, so I tried to teach students to reduce lunch litter and recycle class items. Once, when participating in CA's Coastal Clean-up at Ocean Beach, some surfers came up to the students and thanked them. That made an impression on all of us.
Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?
My late husband.
What is the best advice you have ever heard or received?
"Be fair, firm and friendly."
"I am happiest when..."
Connecting emotionally with people, big or small.