- Why are you a teacher?
As a young mother, I spent a lot of my free time volunteering in our sons’ classrooms, and realized that I enjoyed it immensely. My sister, Theresa Loarca, also encouraged me to give education a try. She was already teaching in Dixon, and her passion for teaching had a major impact on me.
- What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Those ‘lightbulb’ moments when a student finally understands a new concept or skill. Witnessing the process first hand, year after year, never grows old.
- Years teaching?
This is my 16th year with Vacaville Unified.
- What do you do in your spare/free time?
Garden, read, hang out with my family.
- Fun fact – about you
Earlier this year, I earned a ‘Maker Educator’ certificate through CSU, Sonoma.
- What does being a member of the Vacaville Teachers Association mean to you?
I can count on the VTA to support me 100%. As a professional educator, I can rest easy in the knowledge that our association is ready to offer support in myriad ways; contract negotiations, conflict resolution, etc.