Degrees and Certifications:
Prior to becoming a teacher I spent a decade doing youth work at the YWCA of Minneapolis. It was during this time that I began to appreciate and admire the power young people possess. Needless to say, I went back to school and earned a teaching license. Before joining the Ramsey team in 2014 I taught at two Minneapolis alternative high schools.
I believe in the power of story, in the way it asks us to question, understand, seek truth, empathize, experience. My goal as a teacher is to connect students with books, essays, music, and art that encourage life long learning. I teach 8th grade ELA and one section of Dare 2 Be Real.
During my spare time I like to read, journal, and spend time at the family cabin on Lake Superior.