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College: B.A. Education from Arizona State University 2001
M.A. Education from Northern Arizona University 2005
Teaching Experience: I have taught elementary and junior high students in Mesa Public Schools for over 20 years (January 2002 - Present).
I have the following endorsements:
1. Teaching English as a Second Language
2. Reading Specialist
3. Middle School Math
4. Gifted K-12
Here are a few of my favorite quotes.
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
- Tim Notke
"Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy."
- Robert Half
"A lot of us would like to move mountains, but few of us are willing to practice on small hills."
"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Lou Holtz
"What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old."
- Japanese Proverb
"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds."
- Gordon Hinckley
"Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference."
- Lou Holtz
"Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want."
- Prabakaran Thirumalai
"Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off."
- Sam Altman
"It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."
- Mark Cuban
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."
- Peter Drucker
"A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things."
- Ralph Lauren
"Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work."
- David Ogilvy
"I never took a day off in my 20s. Not one."
- Bill Gates
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all."
- Sam Ewing
"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
- Stephen King
"Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come."
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
"Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich."
- Jim Carrey
"We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in."
- Ariana Huffington
"If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all."
"At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off."