I am a eighth science teacher. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 7th year at Alice Drive Middle School. I have a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies for elementary education, with an English supplement, from California State University Fullerton. I furthered My education at California State University Chico's graduate school where I earned my teaching credentials. I am Middle School Science and TAG Certified. I am married to Darryl Peyton, who also teaches and have three children. I believe that all children have the ability to learn. I don't teach because I love it, but because I feel like it is my purpose in life. I believe that children are not “bad”, but make poor choices at times. Therefore I think that, It is our responsibility as educators to guide students to make the right choices for their academic and individual growth.