I am very proud to say that I am an alumni of the Guadalupe Union School District having attended kindergarten through eighth grade here. My brother and I are the fourth generation of my family to have attended school in Guadalupe and my grandmother was a teacher here for over twenty years. It is an honor to say that Mary Buren was my teacher and her visits to school have been very special to me. From McKenzie junior high I attended Righetti High School and upon graduation I began my studies at Fresno State University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Spanish. I received my Multiple Subject Bilingual Teaching credential the next year and returned home in hopes of obtaining a job. My story continues today, 17 years later teaching first grade at Mary Buren Elementary. When I am not at school my favorite past times include gardening, cooking, collecting antiques, enjoying baseball games with my husband Jaysen and spending lots of time with my family.