I grew up in a small town on the west coast of the island of Puerto Rico, and I am an absolute beach lover! I am a native Spanish speaker but spent many years studying French and some Italian. I went to the University of Iowa and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I spent several years teaching in a bilingual kindergarten outside Iowa City where I also helped develop a dual-language program at the elementary school. During that time, I married my high school prom date, and we have been together for over 21 years. We have 3 sons, a German Shepherd named Hawkeye, and have been living snow free in Texas for over 13 years.
I enjoy going to baseball games and concerts, photography, traveling with my family, not cooking and being at the beach. In the fall, you will probably find me sporting black and gold and cheering for my beloved Iowa Hawkeyes.
I always knew I wanted to become a teacher, especially once I figured out I was too short to be a Radio City Rockette. Teaching little ones has been my passion and I love that I get to do it in a Catholic setting. Every year I am astounded by how much the students at Saint Theresa Catholic School grow and learn by reciting poetry, learning prayers, singing hymns and listening to stories. I am proud to be part of a school that values manners, respect, virtue and growing in mind and spirit. I find great joy in teaching the kids life long skills such as geography and writing concepts. Most importantly, I find great joy in teaching them to be a true image of God.