Fourteen years ago my husband I headed west from New Jersey, where I was born and raised to be closer to our two sons who were living in Los Angeles. How lucky were we to settle in beautiful San Diego! For thirty plus years I have been a Special Education educator to middle and high school students in a small private school setting. Shortly after arriving in San Diego, up until this past June, I taught at a non-public school in beautiful Del Mar. My plan was to retire but I realized very quickly that it wasn’t for me. I still had a strong desire to help and support students so when an opportunity to be an Academic Coach at HTH presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity…….and here I am. My husband and I live downtown where we can walk to almost everything, which I love. I am a foodie of sorts and having the symphony, theaters, and museums close by make it a fun place to live, not to mention the beautiful bay but the best part of my life are my three beautiful grandchildren. I am excited about being at High Tech High Mesa in a beautiful new building with a dedicated staff and a large group of students who make every day fulfilling.