I began my teaching career 15 years ago in Compton, California. I love serving the community and strive to create a welcoming and safe environment for my students, while maintaining high expectations for each of them. Technology is at the forefront of education and I have been lucky enough to be a 21st Century Learning Specialist at an Apple ConnectEd school and at the district level. I was chosen for the position because of my passion for education and ability to integrate technology into my lessons. I have worked very closely with the ConnectEd team at Apple and helped with the roll out of over 830 iPads. I have been coaching teachers and conducting professional development sessions to help them effectively integrate the use of technology in their classroom while supporting the curriculum. I am married to Kevin and we have three amazing boys who I love with all of my heart. They are just as silly as their daddy!