In 2005 I earned my Masters in Teaching Reading and credential at the University of San Francisco. My teaching career began in the Bay Area where I taught third through sixth grades, at both the elementary and middle school levels. When I am not working at Tamura you will find me playing with my elementary school aged daughter and boy/girl twin toddlers. Growing up in Huntington Beach I spent a lot of time swimming, riding my bicycle and enjoying all that SoCal has to offer. Ever since, the ocean has become one of my favorite habitats. My husband and I are avid SCUBA divers and have dove both locally and in many exotic locations. I have taken lots of cool pictures of the beautiful things I have seen in the sea. My favorite sea creature is a cephalopod that’s often called exotic and shy - an octopus!