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4th Grade Teacher
I am incredibly honored and excited to be joining the Brown International Academy family for the 2021-22 school year. This will be my 14th year in public education – time truly flies when you’re having fun! I began my teaching career in 2007 as a first grade teacher on the Navajo Nation outside of Gallup, NM. Since then I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, reading intervention for K-2nd, and have coached teachers as a team lead. This year will be my 11th year in DPS and I am thrilled to be joining an IB school. I was a graduate of the IB Diploma Program in high school in my hometown (Rochester, NY) and I credit that experience to helping develop my lifelong love of learning and my curiosity and passion for understanding the world around me. The social-emotional wellbeing of my students and our learning community is of utmost importance to me and I always strive to get to know every individual who I work with in order to best support them and build a great relationship. I hope to inspire my students to be curious, compassionate, and courageous learners!
In my non-working time I love being outside and spending time with my dog Toby, my fiancee Max, and my friends and family doing any of the following: walking, hiking, camping, leisurely riding bikes, stand up paddle boarding, skiing, or reading in a hammock. I also love cooking, enjoying music, traveling (especially going on epic road trips), practicing yoga, reading by my fireplace, and the occasional Netflix binge.
I look forward to all of the learning and new experiences that await me this year and I thank you for welcoming me into this amazing community!