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Field Trip details are on the Field Trip page and on the Calendar. Click on the date for all the details!


If you have an idea for a great field trip please let me know!

If you sign up for a trip but can't make it please let me know.



I am very excited for Class Days to begin next week. The first two weeks of classes will have a slightly different daily schedule and purpose as we get to know each member of the group, observing their learning style and how they work in a group.  These first 2 weeks are also a time to encourage new friendships, do some large and small group team building, and go through some informal assessments to give us some information which we will use to make our Math Focus groups. Math focus groups will begin the week of October 2nd/3rd and details about your child's group will be sent home on that first day.

We've begun the year with two fun field trips, River Day and the County Fair!  Check the Field Trip tab on the home page for upcoming trips and details.  I will be coordinating Field Trips so if you have a question please ask.

I also coordinate the Thursday Art Classes and we've got some great teaching artists lined up for this year.  You can read all about them and their projects on the Thursday page (under the Class Days tab)

I hope you have a great year and if I can be of any assistance to your family please let me know.


Please check the Class Day Pages for more details about your student's Focus and Inquiry Groups.



A little about me:

I was born in L.A. and grew up with 2 older siblings.  I moved to Santa Cruz to attend UCSC in 1973. 

I am married and have a daughter who is a senior in college.

I began my teaching career in 1985 as a bilingual second grade teacher at Live Oak School. I have taught at Ocean Alternative since the year 2000.

I love kids and my teaching passions are languages, English and Spanish, writing and reading, math, art, science, singing and nature appreciation. I teach all grades and this year you'll see me Tuesdays - Fridays at Ocean.     I also organize Thursday Art classes and field trips.

My hobbies are gardening, animals, camping, singing, travelling, social justice and spending time with my family.


If I can help you along your homeschooling journey please let me know.


Have a great year!