Philosophy of Education
My teaching philosophy is rooted in educating the whole person. I believe that intellectual growth best occurs when attention is also given to spiritual, emotional, and physical growth. As an English teacher, I believe in the power of the written word as a way for students to learn about themselves and the world around them. It is my duty, as an educator, to help my students become best people they can be as students in the classroom, but also as followers of Christ in the world.
I am a product and big supporter of Catholic education. After attending St. Charles and Bellarmine, I graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in English Literature and Religious Studies in 2013. I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching degree and secondary English endorsement from University of Portland in 2015 through the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education program.
I taught English and theology classes for three years at Bishop Blanchet High School. At Blanchet, I also served as the theology department chair and girls’ golf coach.
I love being active! My favorite activity is golf. I also love to read. My favorite books are The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m so grateful and excited to join the St. Pat’s community!