The original purpose of this blog was to fulfill an assignment request for my classwork in my Learning Theory course. However, since that time, I have discovered the blog is a great way for me to chronicle my journey through higher education, the learning I am exploring, while at the same time, hopefully, engendering feedback from others on a similar journey. To say I am “into” lifelong learning would be an understatement. Learning defines who I am. I am honestly happiest when I am learning, researching, reading or challenging my mind with some new information… or, alternatively, passing that information along.
Since beginning this blog, I have completed my Masters in Instructional Design and Technology, as well as several graduate units in Educational Psychology. I have also recently cleared my California Teaching Credential in Single Subject Science: Biology and Health (September 2014). I also added another Single Subject Science Credential: Geoscience (January 2015).
My employment experiences reflect my loyalty and passion. Prior to working as a secondary science instructor, I worked as a legal assistant for the Law Office of F. Elliot Goldman in Brea, California for six years. When I moved to the inland empire I fulfilled my goal of becoming a secondary instructor, which I found incredibly fulfilling. After the passing of my youngest son, Danny, my husband and I moved back to Orange County and I went back to work for the Law Office of F. Elliot Goldman temporarily (approximately four or so years), until I could resist the call of teaching no more. In August 2015 I went back to work as a science and health instructor at Glendora High School. I taught Natural Science (Earth Science), Health Science, and Biology. It has been tremendously rewarding; although the commute is a bit longer than I prefer.
Currently, my family life is a blessing being happily married for over 17 years with a sweet, kind, generous, and intelligent 15 year old to show for it!
I am currently looking for a new teaching opportunity as the ongoing District of Choice issues are enough to make anyone uneasy . . . not to mention that commute as well. I am hoping to find another opportunity where I can take advantage of my varied credentials, experience, and technological expertise.