About Me

Me and Katie in Venice


I am a mother of three who are all grown, and a grandmother to four. As a retired elementary teacher for both general and special education, I quickly learned that sitting at home watching Dr. Phil wasn’t a good fit for me (nothing against Dr. Phil). Seeking ways I could remain connected to education, I applied to two universities near my home. I have been supervising student teachers and teaching an online Master’s Degree course in Literacy for six years. I will soon be teaching a second online course. I really love it.

I am the first in my family to earn a Masters Degree and two credentials. Being half Mexican and half English has informed my thinking regarding stereotypes, inclusion, racial divide and privilege. I highly recommend the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. With a strong desire to learn all I can, I continue to register for courses and opportunities to learn about ways I can make a difference. I facilitated two Book Circles on Culturally Responsive Teaching and The
Brain
by Jaretta Hammond, and joined a team to create a newsletter for student teachers. at Cal Poly.

Currently I am finishing a children’s book that has been on my mind for years. Who says I can’t be a published author after retirement?!

Email me at Caysunset@gmail.com






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