I believe in experiential education, whether I'm the student or the teacher. That's why I loved being a museum educator, an ESL teacher at a summer camp, and an English teacher in France.
Being a working writer was my own experiential education, so I worked in marketing and communications for several years, writing in the wild. I returned to teaching full-time in late 2020, working in social and emotional development, which has proven to be a critical time for our students' mental and emotional health.
I speak French fluently, play the guitar, and create fiber art of all kinds. I am a devoted vegetable gardener. I grew up on a tiny island in the South Pacific called Kwajalein, but I currently make my home outside of Boston.
First day of school, 2022-2023
Master of Arts, English Literature
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & French
Pell Honors Scholar, French Departmental Award
Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
Undergraduate thesis: "The Elocution of Memory: Literary Impressionism in the Works of Katherine Mansfield"
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
TEFL Paris Teacher Training Centre, Paris, France
Certificate for Tutoring English as a Foreign Language
College Reading and Learning Association
French Language, Advanced Level
Université de Paris III - La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
August 2021 - Present
ABA Assistant, Bridge Program
Thoreau Elementary School, Concord, Massachusetts
2016 - Present
2015 - 2021
Swan Law, PC, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2019 - 2020
Director of Communications & Marketing
Colorado New Play Festival, Steamboat Springs, Colorado