Education has always been a very special part of my life since I was a little boy. I grew up in the Fountain Valley School District and went to elementary school at Newland Elementary. I have been teaching for 5 years. I have taught many different grade levels at many different schools in this district. First Grade is my favorite grade to teach as there is nothing more exciting than watching first graders learning to read and becoming so excited about their accomplishment. I graduated from UCR with a BA in Liberal Studies and Education. I received my multiple subject teaching credential from Long Beach State. I live in Newport Beach with my puppy Snowflake Bentley. When I am not at school, you can find me on the soccer field, at the beach, or taking Bentley to the dog park.