There was no hesitation when accepting the offer to work as a teacher candidate this coming year at Friends School. During my brief working interview I felt so welcomed by both the staff and students. This feeling and the apparent values in community and compassion was exactly what I was looking for in a school to begin my journey as a teacher.
Born and raised just north of Boulder in Longmont I am proud to call myself a Colorado native. I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2018, Sko Buffs!, with a degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. My love for the outdoors began at a young age growing up on a farm and being involved in many different sports. This love has only continued throughout my life as I currently spend my free time skiing, backpacking, camping and taking my two cats for walks.
My interest in working with children started in high school when I picked up some babysitting jobs for family friends. I continued to work with children throughout college while lifeguarding at a local pool during the summer and throughout the year nannying for families I had met at the pool. It was during my last summer in college working as a camp counselor for Keystone Science School that I really began to consider teaching as a career. The camp combined my love for the outdoors, education and working with children. I am so grateful and excited to be a part of Friends School this coming year where I will be able to continue working with children and sharing my love for education.