Born and raised in Fountain Valley, I grew up with my amazing parents, older brother and younger sister. Later, I attended Roch Courreges Elementary and Fountain Valley High School. My university experience includes attending the California State University, Fullerton where I received my degree in Liberal Arts and continued on to get my teaching credential. A few years later, I went on to receive my master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I started my teaching career in 1991 in the City of Anaheim. In 1996, I started teaching in Fountain Valley at Plavan Elementary. Five years later, in 2001, I made Tamura my home. I currently live in Fountain Valley and am happily married to my best friend, Patrick Tucker. Together we have two wonderful grown children, Michael and Ellie. I am very involved in the community, volunteering my time to help others because I enjoy living in and being a part of my community.