This is my 7th consecutive year working at DATA. I took some time off to have kids, but was actually hired at De Anza in 1999 where I did my student-teaching. Something that I really like about DATA is the small-school feel where you really get to know the students you are working with. PE is awesome. It was my favorite class in middle school. I still love athletics. I've been running almost all of my life and also continue to mountain bike, ski and play soccer. When I came back to DATA, I started a Cross Country program. We compete against other middle schools in Ventura County. This last season, our girls WON the middle school title and our boys have two middle school titles. I think the more our kids get involved with school and sports, the better!