Educational Facilitator & Enrichment Team Head
Denise has always been a passionate learner and natural teacher, most definitely inspired by her early years at home with her mama who lovingly instilled the values of curiosity, wonder and joy in her heart. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, Denise continued her education at CSULB and earned a multiple subject credential as well as a single subject credential in English.
Over the last twenty years, Denise has taught, tutored, and mentored learners from preschool to university and beyond in a variety of subjects including writing, literature, history, science, math, health, and yoga. Since 2010, she’s been joyfully guiding her own daughters’ education. She loves the freedom, flexibility and fun that the homeschooling lifestyle offers. Joining the iLEAD Exploration team as an EF is a perfect fit for Denise. She is grateful for this opportunity to unite her experience and passion to support families on their own unique and wonderful homeschool journeys.
A happy day for Denise is being with her two daughters, adventuring in the world and exploring new ideas together. Denise endeavors to lead by example and is ever deepening her own education, as a mama, a yoga learner and teacher, a writer, and a mentor. She believes that self awareness is a powerful practice that helps us guide education and our lives from a place of joy, kindness, and love. Denise is incredibly excited to support learners and their families on this revolutionary path of self expression, personal development, and lifelong exploration.