Degrees and Certifications:
BA English Literature, Santa Clara University Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, Santa Clara University
I began teaching at Bishop in 2004 and have taught third grade, first grade, second grade and a first/second combo. This year I am teaching second grade. I have a heart for children and a passion for teaching them to be independent, critical thinkers instilled with confidence and a love of learning that will sustain them for a lifetime. I've been fortunate to be mentored and encouraged by a family of educators that includes my mother (Berdine Hanson, who taught for 38 years), my sister (Tonnie Bernhardson, former elementary teacher and current college professor of education) and my husband (Mike Goltzer, legendary educator and child advocate). I have three daughters continuing in the family business (Tommie - East Side Union High School District, Larisa - Hillsborough School District and Savanna - Los Altos School District). I am blessed with two terrific son-in-laws and four fabulous grandchildren. Life outside of Bishop focuses on family and as much dancing to country music as possible!