James Madison University - B.S., Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Faculty, Elementary, Teacher Candidate 4/5
Teacher Candidate - 4/5
I couldn’t get enough of Friends School after being a 4th Grade TC, so I had to come back for this 5th grade year! I could not be more grateful to rejoin this amazing community of families, teachers, students, and staff for another year. I cannot wait to continue to learn and grow even more alongside Leigh and the fifth-grade students this year!
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.
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, wonderful partner David, our saltwater fish tanks, pet kitten Bo, and pet rabbit, Doc.