I came to the Los Molinos Unified School district in 2008 as principal of
Los Molinos High School and became superintendent in 2009. I graduated
from the University of Alaska in 1987 and have worked as an educator in
Alaska and Texas before coming to California.
I joined the LMUSD team in 2010 as principal at Los Molinos High
School. I grew up in the Dairyville area, and attended Lassen View
Elementary and Red Bluff High school. Upon graduating from high school, I
worked in many fields prior to becoming an educator, working in the
commercial fishing, oil, dog mushing and construction industries in
Alaska, before returning to California to finish degrees at CSU Chico in
English and Social Studies. I taught for a decade in the Redding area
before deciding to move into the ranks of administration, working first
in Oroville, and arriving here in 2010. I feel a close connection with
the Los Molinos area, having grown up locally, which helps me to
understand the values and needs of the local community I serve.
As your new principal at Los Molinos Elementary, I cannot speak
highly enough of the staff and students of this school. I feel honored
to be part of this outstanding team. My background includes three years
of administration, ten years of teaching special education, and many
years of coaching high school varsity basketball and baseball. I was a
graduate of CSU Chico and considered going to Chiropractic College or
Physical Therapy School before finding my passion in education. I now am
blessed to work with children and adults who want to make a difference
in the lives of our students.