I am a lifelong learner of all things. Not knowing all there is to know, excites and humbles me at the same time. It reminds me of the quote by John Cotton Dana: "Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn."
Choosing a career in education was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I earned a degree in Social Science Education from Elon University. My journey began as a history teacher at Western Alamance High School. The path twisted a bit when I made the decision to temporarily exit the classroom, and get involved with education through the lives of my children as a parent volunteer for their school as a reading tutor. I began to miss the classroom more and more as my children got older. In 2013, I accepted a teaching position at Horton Middle in Pittsboro, NC. It was then that I decided that the middle grades were a good fit for me.
The path to Woods intersected my life when my own kids were accepted into the school. I have witnessed first-hand the rich education they have received at Woods and knew I wanted to be a part of that culture. It is wonderful to be included in a community that values creativity and individuality.
Here is a link to my class website. My website contains information about my homework policy, grading categories, and reading list.