I am a professor at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA. I hold a Master's degree in Reading Education from Cal State Fullerton. I also received my bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley. In my current position, I teach students at the college level the developmental reading and writing skills they will need to be successful. My greatest passions are literacy education, writing, linguistics, and foreign languages.
With many years of experience of working with readers of all levels and ages, I provide parents with insights into the process of developing reading habits in children that will make them fluent and avid readers for their whole lives. In my master’s degree, I focused on content area reading, also known as reading in different subject areas. My interest lies in educating children and parents on the most successful reading strategies that can be applied to all types of texts. Students in my classes benefit from my expertise in the area of language and literacy acquisition in young children, my passion for helping emergent readers master the various subskills needed to become a fluent reader, and my knowledge of how strong reading skills translate to high academic performance throughout the years.