I am ecstatic to be part of the CCCS Bear Family! I am originally from the great state of Michigan, and I attended Michigan State University! Go Green! This is my 16th year of teaching science, I am an avid college basketball fan, and my favorite color is pink. I love to travel, read, and workout with my trainer. Well, I don't really love working out...but its important to be healthy! I live in Long Beach with my two children (16 and 18) and my husband, Mr. Dempsey. Mr. Dempsey is also a bear, he attended the University of California - Berkeley; so he's very happy I am now a bear, too.