I have wanted to teach since I was in third grade.

As a young child, I remember pretending that I was standing in front of a classroom; that I was grading papers; that I was figuring math problems on a chalkboard. Even at a young age, I knew that the best teachers possessed the ability to transform lives through their passion, knowledge, and commitment to life-long learning.

I graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. and then went on to earn an A.B. in English and Africana Studies (Minor: Education) from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in American Studies from Fairfield University.

From 2001 to 2007, I worked at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn. In 2007, I moved to Fairfield County and began teaching sixth-grade English at Greens Farms Academy, where I have been ever since.

I began as a summer intern at Choate Rosemary Hall in the summer of 2000. In the summer of 2002, I became the Director of the Young Writers’ Workshop, and I served as Director of Summer Writing Programs from 2007 to 2013. To find out more about my teaching experience, please click on the “Teacher” link above.

I also tutor local students in English, reading, writing, and organizational skills. For more information, please click on the “Tutor” link above.

I believe that all students have the right to a classroom experience that challenges them academically, requires them to take risks, and supports their emotional and intellectual development. I try to foster this environment each day, both inside and outside of the classroom.