I am honored to be part of this endeavor and excited to work collaboratively with partners in education to identify and deliver enhancements to the astounding work of teachers, administrators, certificated staff, school counselors/social workers and more. I earned bachelor degrees in Psychology and Women's Studies and began working with victims of violence right after college. I then returned to school to earn a Master's degree in Higher Education and focused on behavior modification programs for young adults, creating codes of conduct, and doing conflict resolution in college settings with students. Life can have many twists and turns and I found myself in California with a career in Child Protective Services for over twelve years. After I left direct practice work, I found I could not really turn away from the work I loved and I found myself consulting on cases, coaching social workers and supervisors and teaching professional development workshops. I gained experience working as a school counselor for a rural k-8 school and currently serve as a board trustee for my children’s pre-k through 8th grade school district. Blending my background of social work, teaching, coaching and mentoring made for a perfect platform when my husband and I began discussing our specialist experiences and career passions. We both realized education is the field we love and it is where we want to spend our professional time and energy. I am currently earning my Master of Social Work degree and am looking forward to completion in May, 2023 so I can begin working toward my goal of becoming an LCSW and provide a nuanced lens into considering the needs of school personnel and the needs of our students and families.
Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies- Miami University (2000)
I help leaders create, innovate, communicate, and lead so that schools achieve great results for learners. Over the last 30 years, I’ve used Quantum Leadership Learning to leverage systemic transformation to restore life opportunities for thousands of learners. Transformative results become visible for complex organizations beginning in as few as 6 months – for organizations like the Sacramento County Office of Education, The Yolo County Office of Education, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Air Tutors, Stanford University’s School Redesign Network, and the 13 Sacramento County School Districts serving nearly 250,000 learners.