The Gazpacho Diaries

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About me

Occupation Teacher
Location Santa Rosa, CA
Introduction My husband and I moved to Northern California from the Metropolitan Los Angeles area (Orange County) in 1989 before the birth of our daughter and when our son was about to enter kindergarten. We liked the small town, slow paced life style of Western Sonoma County. As a stay at home mom I spent hours cooking, until I returned to teaching when my daughter was 2. For the past 18 years I've taught in a low income neighborhood in Santa Rosa. I've seen the population of the school change from multi-ethinic to primarily hispanic. I love helping my sixth graders achieve their best potential and wouldn't teach anywhere else.
Interests Reading, Gardening, Cooking, Searching for the best recipe, Knitting, shopping with my daughter.
Favorite Movies Julie and Julia, True Grit 2010
Favorite Music Classic Rock, New Age
Favorite Books The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo Series, Pillars of the Earth, Life of Pi, House at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet