I am so blessed to be a 2nd grade teacher here at AVCS. I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Liberal Studies. I went right into my credential program at National University where I received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I began teaching and realized I had a passion for teaching reading, so I decided to go back to school at Cal State Fullerton to get my Master’s Degree in Reading. I taught for 8 years at a public school in Tustin, CA before staying home with my kids.
I am happily married to Aaron Cooney. We have been blessed with 3 amazing kids, Ethan, Grace and Shelby. It’s crazy to think how time has flown by! We are a very active family. You will most likely find us at either the pool while Ethan is playing water polo or at the softball fields with the girls.
I always knew that I wanted to get back into teaching, but was not exactly sure when. I figured it would be maybe when my youngest began kindergarten. Well, God knew my when! It was when my youngest was in kindergarten that He began opening doors for me. Our family put all our faith in His gentle guidance and I returned to work. I had an amazing year with the support of my loving family and the wonderful staff here at AVCS. It is such a warm, welcoming, Christ-centered school. Thank you for blessing your child with an education in Christ that will last them a lifetime.