Most if not all of my primary schooling was obtained in Los Angeles, California, where I graduated from Alhambra High School. Soon after graduating High School, I moved to Kansas where I took some classes at Butler Community College eventually transferring to Wichita State University.
Master of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Electronic Media
Minor in Ethnic Studies
I started teaching in Renwick in the fall of 2017, as a Spanish teacher at Andale High School, and during the Spring semester, I teach at Garden Plain High School.
My teaching experience began as a graduate teaching assistant at Wichita State University, where I taught Spanish 1 and 2 for two years. After obtaining my degree, I ventured into substitute teaching with USD 259 taking jobs anywhere from kindergarten to high school levels. I was mostly requested at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School where they offered me a long-term position as a Spanish Social Studies teacher. After a few years of subbing, I decided to go back to school to obtain my teaching license.
I have been married a little bit more than a year to Brian Carnahan, he is currently a student and is finishing up his studies in Electronics systems and technology while working at the same time. We both enjoy traveling abroad and hope to travel together in the future. We don’t have any children or pets yet, but we would like to own an exotic bird such as a Macaw someday.
I’m a child at heart although my body thinks otherwise, and when it likes to cooperate with me I enjoy being outside (preferably without any mosquitos or flies!) and shooting some hoops. I also enjoy traveling and meeting new people and learning about their culture. I’m not the best cook, but when I’m not teaching I like to challenge my cooking skills and attempt cooking items I don’t ordinarily cook during the school year. About three or four years ago, I cooked a Morrocan meal and I invited a few family members and feasted as the Morrocans do. I don’t mean to gloat but my food was delicious! Last year, I was successful at making a traditional Salvadoran drink made out of purple corn, which made me extremely happy as I was able to share it with my grandfather who had not tasted this native drink in a few years. This year it finally hit me that I’m older and my metabolism has slowed down while causing me to gain weight so, I’ve decided to cook healthier meals this summer. Not only am I pushing to eat healthier but have limited the amounts of meats I eat by replacing them when healthy veggies. It is not easy, but I’m trying. I’ve also been brushing up in my American Sign Language and guitar skills.