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Biography

Personal:

• Age: 64

• Married, 43 years – Frank, husband

• Two adult children – Erin, daughter ; Ryan, son, (both LBUSD and CSULB graduates)

• Native, (born, raised, and still live in Belmont Heights, LBUSD District 4) Long Beach, California (3rd generation)

Education:

• LBUSD Public Schools – Fremont Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, Wilson High (several classes at Long Beach City College while in high school and college)

• University of Southern California (left during Junior year to tend to ailing parent)

• California State University, Long Beach – BA in Music; California Teaching Credential, Secondary Education, Music

• University of LaVerne – California Supplemental Teaching Credential, Mathematics

• CLAD Certification, LBUSD

Occupation:

• Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District (1979 – Retired July, 2018); and  again as a  substitute from January, 2019 to Present.

• Wilson Classical High School (12 years) – Mathematics/Music (piano), Monroe K-8 (5 years), Cubberley K-8/Newcomb K-8, Carver Elementary, Keller Elementary (6 years)

• 7-year break to raise children (piano teacher for CSULB Foundation's Saturday Conservatory, private piano/voice/'cello teacher, music teacher for private girls' school)

• Marshall Middle School (1/2 year), Washington Middle School (4-1/2 years)

• Substitute teaching (5 years, mostly long-term positions, starting with Hamilton Junior High, Bancroft Junior High, Hughes Junior High)

• Teacher, Youth Music Conservatory, CSULB Education Foundation

Organizations/ Affiliations: (partial list)

• Former Treasurer, Teachers Association of Long Beach (12 years); Recipient, Larry Acterman Award

• Former Treasurer, California Teachers Association Bay Valley Service Center Council (4 years)

• Former Representative, CTA State Council, Communications Committee (11-1/2 years)

• Elected Delegate, National Education Association Representative Assembly (16 years)

• TALB Positions held: Finance (Chair), Negotiations (Scribe), Elections (Chair), Grievance Representative, Site Representative

• LBUSD and LBUSD/TALB Joint Committees: Strategic Plan (Communications), Master Plan, Budget Advisory, Health Benefits, High School Teacher Council, Evaluations, Middle School Reform, Carpe Diem, Curriculum and Textbook Adoption Committees

• LBUSD/LBCC/CSULB Joint Committees: Long Beach College Promise Symposium

• Wilson High School Committees: Chair, Site-Based Decision-Making; Chair, School Site Council; Mentor, Male Academy; Member, Redesign Team

• California Teacher Credentialing's Commission for Professional Competence (current panel member, judicial tribunal for teacher dismissal hearings, 15 years)

• Former Vice-Chair, CTA Republican Caucus

• Former Chair, NEA Republican Educators Caucus

•Elected member, Vice-Chair and Former Chair, 70th (formerly 54th) Assembly District Republican Central Committee

• Secretary, Republican Party of Los Angeles County

• Member of the Century Club of Long Beach

• Former Scholarship Chair and Former 1st Vice-President (Programs), Long Beach Republican Women Federated

• Delegate (blue card voting member), California Republican Party

• Member, Music Teachers Association of California

• Member, Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Fraternity for Women

• Member, Music Educators National Conference

• Member, American Choral Directors Association

• Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

• Past-President and former Treasurer, Fremont PTA

• Former Area Advisor, Area B, Long Beach Council PTA

• Lifetime Member and Former Troop Leader (8 years), Girl Scouts of America, Greater Long Beach Council; Recipient of the Outstanding Leader Award, Marina Service Center

• Former Congregation President/ Secretary/Choral Director/Worship Leader, East Side Christian Church, Long Beach