I am a child of divorce. I am the parent of three of the most incredibly wonderful gifts of adoption (and a biological son). As a child I decided I wanted to be a TV newswoman, a teacher, a lawyer or a ballerina. I spent the better part of a decade as a Television News Producer, another seven years as a middle school teacher, and here I am -- an attorney. I'm considering letting go of my ballerina dreams. I hold a current California Teaching Credential and I am the parent of a special needs child who is on an IEP -- these two things give me unique insight to education law. I take each case that I handle very personally and seriously.