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Assistant Principal

“Do small things with great love.”  Mother Teresa


For me, the small things are the big things; the smiles, friends, laughter, and time spent together.  Every day in my classroom I make a million small decisions that affect students' lives, and I don’t take the responsibility lightly.  I believe students learn best when they know they are cared for, loved and respected.  I strive every day to make my classroom the place my students need. 


Growing up in Lompoc, I attended local elementary schools and Lompoc High School.   I graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts, Brandman University with a teaching Credential and master’s in teaching, and Santa Barbara County’s Administrative Credential Program.  


I have had the pleasure of teaching at Manzanita Charter School since 2008, when we officially opened our doors. I have also held positions with Lompoc Unified School District and Trivium Charter School. 


My husband and I live locally with our son and daughter, both of whom attended Manzanita Charter School because I believe the environment and culture we surround our children with is of the utmost importance.  I hope you find our school to be a compilation of all the small things your student needs to feel successful and learn!

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