A Little About Me

A little bit about me . . .

I love teaching.  I probably love teaching because I love learning!  I also love being part of the St. Francis community!


I have been teaching in Catholic school for 20 years, and I’ve taught all ages from kindergarten to 8th grade.  During that time I was a 4th grade teacher, 7th grade teacher, Spanish, P.E., literature, and social studies teacher. In Catholic schools we get to do it all!

I am blessed to have been born and raised here in Orange County.  I am one of 7 children, and my parents put 7 of us through Catholic education all the way through high school. What an accomplishment, right?!  My husband, Mark (Servite ‘75) and I continued this dedication and put our 3 daughters through St. Joseph School and Rosary (High School) Academy.  In fact, the schools did such a good job, all three girls continued into Catholic colleges/universities: Notre Dame, the University of San Francisco and Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame.  As lifelong learners our daughters are pursuing graduate studies, as well, from Boston College, Northwestern University, Columbia & LSE. Mark and I are so proud of them!

After graduating from Rosary High School, I attended Cal State University, Fullerton and earned a bachelor degree in Spanish.  After working several years in the legal field, I began my career in teaching and earned a master degree in education from Concordia University in Irvine.  In my free-time I enjoying sewing, reading, genealogy, and I quilt every chance I get! I also love high school and college football so the Fall is my favorite season!

I look forward to working together with you this year, partnering in educating your children.  The best way to reach me is by email at [email protected].  I will respond asap, definitely within 24 hours.  You can also leave a message for me at the school office by calling:  714/695-3700.