I am in my 16th year of teaching with Saint Paul Public Schools. I love working with middle school students every day, and I love teaching at our urban, public, Montessori middle school.
I proudly represent the state of Wisconsin, having grown up and graduated from college there. Yes, I am a Cheesehead! I have many close friends and family members who are educators and I am honored to be a teacher.
Growing up, I was fortunate to have experienced deep learning through literacy, the arts, and the outdoors with my own family and in school experiences. I put great value in what diverse learning opportunities bring to our students: time to take chances, to think in creative ways, to show talents, and to express culture and tradition. I am so grateful to have found my way to Montessori education; it seems I’ve been a Montessorian all along. I deeply value the tenets of Montessori education and believe that this way of learning can support all of our young people.
My goal is to help all middle school students find confidence and empowerment in learning about themselves and the world around them. We talk every day about how we can advocate for ourselves and each other. I believe that we can learn something new every single day; everyone can be a student and everyone can be a teacher!
- ELA 7/8