When I enrolled at Purdue University, I was one of the few undergrads who walked through the doors steadfast in knowing what degree I would graduate with – education. I am a fourth generation educator, so the choice seemed like a no-brainer. When I graduated in 2004, I bopped around the country and between public and private schools, looking for the right fit. Enter Friends School. Friends School has literally changed my life, both personally and professionally. I learned to be a better person and teacher as a result of being surrounded by so many dedicated educators and incredible humans; including students and parents. A few years ago, I took a year off of teaching with plans to travel and enjoy some much needed time off with my husband. Enter COVID. That year turned into a year of self-reflection of how I’d prefer to spend the later years of my career, and it turns out there’s no other place I’d rather be than in a classroom with kids, learning right alongside them. So, I came back and never looked back.
When I’m not teaching, you’ll find me scratching the travel itch, rafting, camping, hiking/backpacking, snowboarding, doing all-things wheel related, knitting, and hanging out with family and friends.