I was born and raised here in Redding, and then left for 18 years to attend college, teach in Southern California and start my family in the Chicago area. My husband and I moved our family back home to Redding in 2005 when he purchased the family business, Redding Countertops. I returned to the classroom in 2007 teaching PE part-time and being mom, and then transitioned back to being a full time Jr. High Math teacher in 2010. As my own kids grew up and left for college, I too went back to school earning my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, which has brought me here to all of you. I am thrilled to be starting this next chapter in my career with you. The ability to start in administration at a school where the power lies with the teachers fits my core belief that there is nothing more important in the education of a student than a great teacher.