This will be my 17th year of teaching Kindergarten at Mary Tsukamoto. Before that I was an elementary Science teacher at Tsukamoto for five years. Before becoming a teacher, I was a computer programmer for almost 20 years. I am married and have two children. Both of my children went to Tsukamoto. One has completed his Bachelor’s Degree, and the other is about half way through his college studies. I became interested in teaching when I volunteered in my oldest son’s Kindergarten class. I went back to school to earn my teaching credential and was hired to teach at Mary Tsukamoto Elementary in 1998. You may see me walking to school. I have lived in this neighborhood for almost 30 years.