email, Mail Station #22, phone (760) 795-8745

MiraCosta College Community Learning Center

Noncredit English as a Second Language Program

I love languages and cultures. Given that, I have the perfect job! My international experiences include one year studying in France and two years training teachers for the U.S. Peace Corps in Tonga, an island kingdom in the South Pacific. I received my M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Northern Arizona University in 1997. I have taught in MiraCosta's noncredit ESL program since 1998. In 2004, I became a fulltime instructor at MiraCosta. I have a wonderful husband, bright daughter, loving cat, and two carefree goldfish, Tom and Jerry. In my free time, I enjoy nature hikes, long walks, good movies, and mystery novels. My favorite pastime is visiting new places. My students are my motivation and inspiration. My goal is to assist them in gaining the confidence they need in using English to achieve their own educational and career goals.


I am the lead instructor for Vocational ESL.

I developed and teach the ESL Digital Storytelling class and am currently also teaching Level 5.



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My pages:

ESL Buffet (Tech resources for instructors and presentations/workshops)

ESL Digital Storytelling Academy

ESL Digital Storytelling Blog


VESL Projects

Level 5 Wiki

Level 5 Blog

Podcast Page

Resources for Students (Favorite and recommended Web Sites for ESL students)


More about Me


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