Grade: Amanecer Integrated Preschool
Room: 128 (480-926-6301)
GPS Amanecer Developmental Preschool give typically developing children and children with special needs an opportunity to develop and grow together in the same classroom in a positive, nurturing environment with certified, Highly Quality Teachers.
I grew up in Quincy, Illinois. I graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Child Development. I worked in social work before my three children were born. We moved to Arizona in 1987. I went back to school to earn an Elementary Education Certificate, I student taught in first grade at VVL in 1992. From there I taught kindergarten for 8 years. While teaching kindergarten I got my Master’s Degree from NAU in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood Special Education Certificate so I could teach preschool. I have been teaching in the Amanecer Preschool since 2002.
I have lived in Val Vista Lakes since 1991. My oldest son, Ted graduated from ASU in 2004 in Computer Information Systems. He works for Pay Pal and he is married. He also teaches evening computer networking classes for MCC. They live in Phoenix. My second son, Adam graduated from U of A in 2006 in engineering. He is married and lives in Knoxville, they have two children. My grandchildren live in Tennessee, it is a beautiful state, but too far from Gilbert. He is an engineer at the Oak Ridge National Lab. My daughter, Tricia managers the displays of several beauty supply store in her district, she travels a lot. My mom lives with me and my two Golden Doodle dogs. We have a happy and busy house.