Community Education Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
“I touch the future. I teach.” ~ Christa McAuliffe
I am an enthusiastic and experienced educator. I have taught at many different grade levels, including elementary, middle and high school. I know the important role that education plays in shaping who we are as adults. Many of us are strong and resilient today due to the lessons we learned when we were in school. Did our experiences enable us to develop grit? When we faced setbacks, were we able to practice problem solving skills that allowed us to more easily overcome future challenges?
As part of the community education team at Flourish and the Institute for Girls’ Development, I enjoy brining the same values and passion I bring to the classroom. I strive every day to teach in a culturally responsive way that recognizes and values a student’s unique life experiences. I incorporate community building activities that allow my students to get to know and respect each other into every lesson plan. In the classroom, I emphasize collaboration and connection because I know that this is what my students will remember when they become adults.
I am also a parent. At home as much as in the classroom, I hope to guide my children to become strong, productive, knowledgeable citizens of the world.
I have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College. I enjoy traveling, singing and spending time with my husband and two children.