I am a native Californian who moved to the North Carolina almost three years ago. Although I miss being near the beach, I love living with trees surrounding me here…and experiencing Fall colors every year! I have taught both English and history for middle school and high school students. I am excited to be back teaching my favorite subject…history…and be back in high school! I majored in history in college and continue to love learning, especially when I can visit historical sights! My husband, daughter and I spend many afternoons around Old Salem. I look forward to being part of the Atkins team to help students grow in their critical thinking, analytical and 21st century skills.