I'm proud to be an official "Play Ambassador" through the U.S. Play Coalition. As a long-time early childhood teacher, I'm a huge believer in play in the classroom. Testing and standards have their place, but play and project-based learning should be part of the equation.
In a past life, I was an assistant technical director of an Opera theatre, I was a metal fabricator and welder, and worked as a production lighting grip on two H.B.O. series. I love all forms of technology, and I enjoy the challenge integrating it into my classroom. Today's students are tech-savvy; teachers and schools should be, too.
In addition to my teaching degree, I have a
B.F.A. in theatre. I love and support all forms
of art. I myself am a writer, creating content for national educational websites. I believe art is a great tool to engage students and tackle curriculum in creative ways.
A Little Bit More About Me...
Teaching is part of who I am. I've been a kindergarten teacher for the past 5+ years, and I love the opportunity to make an impression on students at such a monumental point in their lives. I strongly believe in the mixing of technology, art education, and play. Our schools today are under immense pressure to meet standards and do well on tests. But as teachers, it's our job to make it fun ... it's our job to make school a place they want to go to each and every day. I'm honored to be a teacher.