Teaching has always been my heart’s work. As a child, I spent hours playing school with my friends, always gladly taking on the role of teacher. As a high school student, I was an eager peer-mentor and tutor. As an undergraduate student, I spent my summers and free time tutoring, babysitting, teaching children (and adults!) yoga, and as a children’s musical theatre teacher/camp counselor. I majored in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies/Elementary Education with a concentration in Science and Humanities at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. The days that I was able to spend in a classroom with children—fostering their love of learning, honoring their curiosities, allowing them to “dig deeper” into the content to discover the answers for themselves, and watching their eyes light up as they realized their capabilities—were the highlight of my week. I spent my time in lecture eager to return to my student teaching placements and put into action what I learned in class. This pattern continued when I decided to follow my dreams of becoming a teacher and moved to CO to pursue my master’s degree through the Friends School TPP in 2017. I am so very grateful to have been a part of this amazing community of families, teachers, students, ever since. I cannot wait to continue to learn and grow even more alongside Farren and our students this year!
Outside of the classroom, you can find me playing guitar and ukulele, teaching and practicing yoga, exploring the mountains (on skis or foot!), searching local farmers markets for my next culinary adventure, and spending time with my family, friends, pet kitten Bo, and pet rabbit, Doc.