I was raised in an immigrant family and have experienced first-hand the challenges of growing up as an English language learner. Education has always been important to my family, and I am a proud graduate of the public school system. Discovering my passion for education early and knowing I wanted to be a teacher, I enrolled at CSU San Bernardino to earn my bachelor’s degree and teaching credential.
I also hold a master’s degree in Education Administration from Azusa Pacific University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego and CSU San Marcos.
I was honored to become the Superintendent of the Escondido Union School District on July 1, 2014. I have been a teacher, a K-6 elementary principal, and an Associate Superintendent of both Business Services and Human Resources, and have worked in Oceanside, Victor Valley, and Rialto school districts before joining EUSD.