A Fresh Voice for Rocklin Students
I am proud to be a Rocklin native and a product of Rocklin public schools starting in Kindergarten all the way through graduation at Rocklin High School. It was wonderful to grow up in a city that felt like a small town, seeing familiar faces in my classes each year, and running into friends and neighbors around town. I have a deep appreciation for the teachers who were always ready to go the extra mile to help reinforce an academic concept or provide guidance on real-world topics.
I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in English. During my undergraduate career, I realized that I wanted to work with children, helping them to attain their goals. I began this pursuit by entering the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, working hands-on with children with autism and other developmental delays.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Sac State in 2012. From there, I earned my board certification and have been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2013. I started my own business, Sprouts Feeding Therapy in 2014 and also supervised a social skills group for pre-teens on the Sac State campus.
I made a transition to the education field in 2020. I joined the Roseville Joint Union High School District as BCBA right at the start of Covid-19 school closures. It was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to see firsthand the challenges that parents, students, and teachers faced with distance learning and what strategies and approaches seemed to help most. I now work in classrooms everyday, providing staff training and helping students to achieve their goals!
Family & Community
I am a Parent Teacher Club Board Member at Parker Whitney Elementary School, and I have chaired the Dinner Auction Fundraiser the past 4 years with great success.
I have taken part in the RUSD LCAP meetings the past 4 cycles, which has provided a great deal of insight into the budgetary process. I have also participated in the RUSD Safety Committee meeting, and regularly contribute to the RUSD E&I Events Team.
I was Co-Chair of the successful Measure A Campaign to support Rocklin parks, ensuring another decade of well-maintained park facilities. I completed the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rocklin program in 2020.
I currently serve as Chair on the Community Recognition Committee for the City of Rocklin, bringing attention to the dedicated individuals who help to make our city such a wonderful place to live. I am a Past Active Member of the Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento #1032, which helps to support local children in need.
My husband Chris and I have three amazing daughters. In the fall, Adair will be entering 5th grade in the GATE Program at Rocklin Elementary, Remy will be entering 3rd grade at Parker Whitney Elementary, and Maren will be starting TK in the Spanish immersion program at Quarry Trail Elementary. It is such a joy having Remy attend the same school that I did as a child! We also have two dogs (Molly and Socrates), a cat (Minnie Mouse), and two guinea pigs (Snowball and Carrots).
Motivated to Serve
As a School Board Trustee, I promise to listen to your concerns and take those concerns as seriously as if they were my own. Open lines of communication and transparency in decision-making are important elements of leadership. It is critical that community members receive information from the District in a time-sensitive, relevant, and accessible manner. This will help to build accountability and earn trust, repairing relationships between the district and Rocklin parents, teachers, and city government.
I will take action to ensure that the Rocklin Unified School District is prioritizing students and addressing the community’s needs without fail. I began working at age 15, and haven’t slowed down since! I thrive on being productive: Working efficiently and solving problems gives me a sense of purpose. I do not believe that acknowledging concerns is enough: I will seek information, research solutions, and develop creative strategies to tackle areas of need. For even the most challenging of issues, we can always be making progress in the right direction.