It is a pleasure to be at McKinley Elementary this year! This is my first year as the Guidance Specialist here and it has been wonderful! Everyone has welcomed me to the McKinley family; such a heart warming feeling! I was born and raised in Sonoma County. I attended Dominican University of San Rafael for my Bachelors in Psychology. My husband and I moved to Arizona for two and a half years where I started studying for my Maters in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. I transferred back to California and completed my studies at Argosy University here. In the past four years I have expanded my knowledge by working with two different school districts and a local non-profit organization. This experience has broadened my expertise at many levels and provided me with many valuable lessons. I married my best friend six years ago and we just welcomed our son to our family this year (2014)! We enjoy being outdoors and cheering for the San Francisco Giants. I am passionate about photography and taking walks with our Queensland Heeler (Australian Cattle dog), Red. Family time is the best time and I am proud to now have an outstanding work family too! Cheers!