Tawny was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned her B.A. in Deaf Studies through California State University of Sacramento in which she became fluent in ASL (American Sign Language). Learning ASL and working with kids has always been her passion. She started off as a teacher’s assistant and campus aide through LAUSD, working at her childhood elementary school. She had the honor of working with her Kindergarten teacher for 5 years. Tawny moved to San Diego in 2018 where she earned her Ed. Specialist teaching credential. She started out at HTMMA as the 7th grade Education Specialist and then moved HTM to continue her career as an Education Specialist for 6th grade. Tawny is thoroughly thrilled and honored to now be a part of High Tech Elementary Mesa where her passion has always been to work with elementary aged students. Outside of working with students, Tawny loves to spend her weekends and time in nature, hiking, kayaking, camping, and fishing. One of her greatest past times is spending time with her family and loving on her kitties!