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High School: El Camino Real (Woodland Hills)
College: San Diego  State University (B.A. in Dance and English)
Professional Clear Credential: CSUN, English and Dance, 2005
Masters Degree: CSUN, Masters of Arts in Education, 2007
Years Taught in LAUSD: 17
Years at CHS: 14
Subjects taught: AVID, English 9, English 10, Honors English 10, Reading, Strategic Literacy (Language!), American Literature/Contemporary Composition, Honors American Literature/Contemporary Composition, Expository Composition, Expository Reading and Writing Course, Cheerleading, Drill Team, Dance, Aerobic Dance, and Intro to Computers.
Hobbies: Dancing, cheerleading, music, reading, writing, shopping, watching TV, culinary arts, and playing Guitar Hero. Oh, and dancing. 
Gaming Arts & Media Entertainment (GAME) Academy Lead Teacher
Chatsworth Dance Program, Artistic Director
Cheerleading Coach/Advisor-2003-2013
To view pictures of the CHS Cheerleaders, click on the following link:

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Extra Credit Book Report Option Spring 11th Grade

1. Select a book from the following list

  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • French Kids Eat Everything by Karen LeBillon
  • Food Matters by Mark Bittman
  • Food Rules by Michael Pollan
  • Cooked by Michael Pollan
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • Salt, Fat, and Sugar by Michael Moss
  • Forks Over Knives by Gene Stone
  • Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

2. Upon reading the book, write a book report in which you:

a) Write a summary of each chapter. Summary length depends on the book/chapter, and must include the main points and some supporting details. Summaries must be in your own words, and not taken from other sources. Plagiarized work will not be accepted.

b) Each chapter summary should be followed by a reflection of that chapter. Reflections can include what you learned about the chapter, what you thought about it, what you felt as you were reading it, connections to other texts and ideas, and should reveal your honest thoughts and opinions. The reflection should be roughly the same length as the summary.

3. Submit your paper to me by email ( by Saturday, April 15. Make sure to use MLA format in your heading and appearance of your paper. 

This paper is worth up to 20 extra credit points.

You will be graded on:

  • accuracy and thoroughness of summaries
  • depth of reflection
  • grammar, spelling, mechanics, usage and formatting

Tutoring and SAT Prep Workshops

Boys and Girls Club offers tutoring services specific to the courses you are taking on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in Z-195. If you attend a tutoring session, bring me proof for 2pts extra credit EACH DAY YOU GO.
JUNIORS (and Seniors)
SAT Prep is also being offered on Tuesdays after school. FREE!!!Why not take advantage of that opportunity!


Textbooks are a crucial part of this class, and should be brought to class everyday unless specifically indicated.

On days we do not use textbooks in class, they should be kept in your locker.