Philosophy of Education
– I believe that a classroom should be a safe, empowering, and enriching environment, helping to welcome each student into the class community and to allow each student to thrive.
– I believe that teachers should integrate different forms of representation, in order for students with different ways of learning to be engaged in the classroom. This also provides opportunities for all students’ interests, strengths, and cultural backgrounds to be welcomed and valued.
– I believe that students should receive a holistic education, focused on community, knowledge, and service. Christ should be at the center of it all!
I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 with a degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (Go Irish!!). I am currently working on my Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of Portland through the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education.
My formal teaching experience includes teaching English Language for two months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and teaching 4th grade Catechism for three years. Beyond that work, I have tutored students in Mathematics and English and worked as a counselor at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in Greenville, South Carolina.
I’m an avid reader, huge fan of movies, and an eager traveler. This is my first time in the Pacific Northwest after moving from Valparaiso, IN, so I am always looking for some great recommendations for food, events, or just fun things to do!