While a student at Bowdoin College, I completed my student teaching practicum at Richmond Middle School in Richmond, Maine, receiving my State of Maine teaching certification in May of 2001. Upon graduation, I worked at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn. from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, I moved to Fairfield County and began teaching sixth-grade English at Greens Farms Academy, where I have been ever since. In addition to teaching, I currently serve as a sixth-grade advisor, an occasional coach, and GFA’s Middle School Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion.

In the summer of 2000, I was hired as a summer intern at Choate Rosemary Hall. In 2002, I became the Director of Choate’s Young Writers’ Workshop, and I served as the Director of Summer Writing Programs from 2007 to 2013. I now take summers off so that I can spend time reading and writing. In addition to my A.B. in English and Africana Studies from Bowdoin, I also hold an M.A. in American Studies from Fairfield University.

Below, you can find a video of a speech I gave at GFA in the spring of 2018. Entitled “Shaken Awake,” I used the opportunity to reflect upon privilege, identity, community, and the benefits and challenges of an independent school education.

To find out more about my tutoring and educational consulting services, please visit the “Consultant” page.