Spring 2024

Section 4511 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 16 - May 16 2024
This section of English 1A is a co-requisite for English 50. Students are automatically enrolled in both English 1A and English 50 with the same instructor. English 50 offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A.

Section 4513 of ENGL50
English 1A Support Course -- : Jan 16 - May 16 2024
This section offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A. Students who enroll in English 50 are automatically co-enrolled in English 1A with the same instructor.

Fall 2023

Section 1069 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 14 - Dec 08 2023

Section 1371 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 14 - Dec 08 2023

Summer 2023

Section 8264 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 12 - Aug 06 2023

No office hours

I grew up in a working-class family on the East Coast. I'm also a first generation college-student and was raised by a single mom of four. Books were always my favorite way to escape, and I would disappear into their pages. I was a regular at the local library and spent many hours pouring over the shelves in the children's section. 

I came to California in the late 80's, with just my suitcase and a desire to see and experience something new. I fell in love with the Northern California landscape and now consider myself a local. I've been teaching at SRJC since 1996. I feel like the students here are a reflection of the journey I began all those years ago in the pages of a book, and one that continues even now. I learn from my students every day. I relish your optimism and believe in your power to make a difference.

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Read Aloud 15 Partner and Community Out Reach Leader

"Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." Michael Jordan

Welcome to my homepage! I'm honored to be part of this outstanding SRJC community, and look forward to meeting all of you this semester. Here's some information about my classes:

Classroom Environment/Teaching Philosophy:
I'm excited about the learning process, and expect you to be, too. Strive to be an active, engaged learner and set high expectations for yourself. These are key components to having a successful semester in just about any college-level class. You can expect me to do my best to facilitate the learning process, but you have to be part of the process by participating in the classroom community. Visit me in my office early and often, with any questions, concerns, to talk about the class, or just to say hello. 

Course information and content like the reading list and schedule are posted to Canvas. Make sure to have reliable access to a laptop or other device for success in the course. If you think you may need help from the college to obtain a loaner laptop reacho out to Student Services as soon as possible. 

Do I need to buy the textbooks?
Yes!  New, used, digital and/or rental textbooks are perfectly fine options and will save you money, just make sure to get the correct edition.

Do you have a website with more information?
YES! These sites will be "open" at the start of the semester. Each class has a course homepage. You can get there from this page by clicking on the class section that you are enrolled in once classes begin, and sometimes sooner.

Click the link below to go to an optional class facebook page where I post campus events such as lectures, concerts, etc.