I am excited about teaching seventh grade. The seventh grade is a time of great growth both academically and personally for students. I grew up in Sonoma county, where I attended Cardinal Newman High School. During college I traveled and played rugby, eventually graduating from Chico State with a degree in English. During and after college I worked and volunteered for CYO Camp and the Caritas Creek program. I have been accepted into USF’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. I have a passion for literature and focus my classes on developing close reading and analytical skills.