Maryellen was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Rowland Heights. She and her husband Bill have been married for 26 years and have three children.She and her family now live in the same house where she grew up.As a mom she has been active in her children’s sports and school.She has served many years as a Booster and has also been involved in her church.Although she loves traveling and enjoying theatre and other cultural activities, Maryellen’s true love is the Angels; she is a #1 fan.
A graduate of Cal State University Los Angeles with a major in Child Development and a Masters Degree in Reading from National University, Maryellen has known all along that she wanted to teach.She wasn’t sure exactly what level she would prefer, but she has definitely found her niche at the elementary level.A lot of her love for her primary students comes from her nurturing disposition.She also loves to see the growth her students make throughout their time in her class.Maryellen is currently in her 27th year with Bassett Unified School District and has taught both kindergarten and first grade.She has been a teacher at Sunkist for 26 years.
Maryellen has been involved in BTA for many years.She is committed to the union and to providing the best for all teachers in Bassett.She has served as Site Representative, Secretary, and Member of the Negotiations Team.Today she serves us as President and as a member on the negotiating team. It’s great to have a leader with so much experience in education and the union.