Darlene has been successfully teaching at Da Vinci Innovation Academy since 2011. She enjoys collaborating with parents in developing their home school learning and helping them grow as educators. Darlene engages her students in fun, rigorous projects that help build 21st century skills and academic skills while incorporating the Habits of Heart and Mind. Darlene plans to include more projects that bring awareness to human rights and engage students into helping their communities locally and globally. In her spare time, Darlene loves to go to Disneyland with her husband, Choosak and daughter, Kayleigh. She also likes to cross-stitch, play the guitar, and take long walks with her dogs.