This is my 8th 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. In the short amount of time I've been back, our girls have won the middle school title once and our boys have won twice. I have also coached boys' soccer several years ago and started a girls' soccer team last Spring. I think the more our kids get involved with school and sports, the better!