Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
First, I got a division 1 basketball scholarship to play for UC Riverside.
Then, I got my credential and masters.
I started playing women's tackle football and became more dedicated to living an active lifestyle.
Moved back to Sacramento to be closer to my family and took a job doing all the things I want to do.
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Career

Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director/Coach

I teach and run the athletics department at a charter high school.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Action Sports
Being Physically Active

Day to Day

I drive into work and say good morning to all the students I see. I work at a charter school with a population of around 250 students, so I pretty much know everyone by name, which is amazing. Once class starts, we will start the day with an inspirational quote of the week maybe. Then we workout together, followed by either a team activity or one of their choice. Depending on the season, I would stay after school to coach either cross country, basketball, or track.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Start working with kids. Every job I ever had growing up was related to working with youth in some capacity. This experience made a huge difference.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Some people say women shouldn't play tackle football. Women shouldn't wear boys clothing. Women should teach english or elementary school. I have been lucky to have been surrounded by a lot of encouragement and I instill the importance of that in my class."

Challenges I Overcame

LGBT