Philosophy of Education

My teaching philosophy is rooted in nourishing the development of the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. I believe learning should be engaging, involve a wide variety of learning structures, and apply to life in the real world. I strive to prepare students for the next stage in their lives. Students’ “ah-ha” moments, abilities to stretch their brains and bright futures inspire me every day.

Educational Background

University of Portland, May 2013 – Double Major in Secondary Education and English, and a Basic Math endorsement
Western Governors University, October 2016 – Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching Experience

I began my teaching career as the Middle School English teacher at St. Theresa Catholic School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2013. I have been teaching at Saint Patrick Catholic School since August 2017 as the 6th grade Math and English teacher.


My hobbies include hiking, traveling, cooking, and photography.