Educators are among the most important and influential members of our society. Along with families and religious communities, our teachers, administrators, coaches and counselors have a critical impact on the shaping of our children and youth. In my years as a school counselor, I have been deeply impressed that as teachers work to meet the academic and educational needs of their students, they also feel increasing demands to meet students’ social, cultural, emotional and behavioral needs as well. My courses are designed to assist educators in addressing these challenging concerns by providing both helpful and relevant theoretical information as well as very practical, hands-on resources.
The courses that I have developed for Fresno Pacific University arise out of my experience working as a school counselor in several public schools. I have been impressed that as teachers and administrators work to meet the academic and educational needs of their students, they also feel increasing demands to meet students’ social, cultural, emotional, and behavioral needs as well. My hope is that these courses will provide additional assistance and helpful information for educators as they seek to meet the needs of their students.
Professional Experience: Several preschool and early childhood teaching positions, School counselor at Fresno Unified Schools, Program Development and Marketing for On-Site Counseling Program, private practice counseling and psychotherapy in Fresno and Visalia.
Honors and Awards: Highest honors in Social Science Dept (FPU); Lynn Rogers Honors Award (MBBS)
What I Like About FPU: Emphasis on academic integrity and service to others