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Accelerated Biology & Physiology Teacher, Science Department Coordinator

Personal Information:

Awards - Chapman University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee 2011

Academics - M.A. Teaching - Chapman University 2005 B.S. Movement and Exercise Science with Emphases in Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training, Chapman University 2000, Summa Cum Laude.

Family - Husband - Tim, Son - Dylan Kalaheo, Daughter - Hannah Nohea

Reasons for Teaching - I enjoy expanding the educational goals and personal opportunities of my students. It is also a great feeling when a student makes a connection with science based on something I have introduced.

Adjunct Duties - Science Department Coordinator

Years Teaching - This will be my sixteenth year teaching at FVHS. My first thirteen years were wonderful and I was inspired time and again by my colleagues and students.

Interests - Being a wife and mom!! Raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (check out team "Chick in Chucks" - we've raised over $170,000 in 6 years), reading a good book, fishing in the Sierras.

Memorable Moment - Having a beautiful baby boy on May 23, 2005 and a beautiful baby girl on February 22, 2008!

Favorite Quotes - "The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply." ~Denis Waitley 
"Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God." ~Leo Buscaglia