8th Grade Life Skills
7th Grade Mini Facs
Welcome to Life Skills. Our class syllabus includes exploring personal development, nutrition, communication, leadership, time and money management skills, cultural appreciation and career exploration. We spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen learning about safety, proper use of equipment, how to read recipes and working in groups. Our cooking units focus on nutrition, culture and end with a dessert unit and cupcake war competition.
The 9-week mini course for 7th grade is an introduction to the semester course in 8th grade.
My background in culinary arts, travel and childhood development led to a career change in becoming CTE (Career & Technical Education) certified. This is my second year teaching at Mesquite Jr. High and I love helping students learn how to manage the world they live in. I am a 5th generation native Arizonan and besides enjoying time in the kitchen, my hobbies include, hiking, cycling, running and any type of water sports.