BA, Mathematics, University of Connecticut
BS, Secondary Education, University of Connecticut
MA, Curriculum and Instruction with Focus in Special Education, University of Connecticut
I grew up in New Jersey in a small town outside of New York City. All of my students love to mock my accent (Would you like a glass of wawder?). When I am not teaching, I love to spend my time outside. Nothing is more freeing than being outside and surrounding myself with the simplicity of nature. I enjoy hiking, camping, running, and skiing. While at ECA I have been able to integrate my interests into the school by starting the ECA Outing Club with Mr Winter. I am so happy that I am able to spend time with students not only in the classroom, but also outside doing what I love.
Why I Teach
Since elementary school I have wanted to be a teacher, but I never realized exactly why until I was older. A teacher’s job is to educate her students based on a curriculum, but that was never why I wanted to teach. While growing up I viewed a teacher as someone who was supposed to help me advance to the next level, and the idea of helping people intrigued me. I had no idea the impact that teachers would have on me as a person. Now that I am older, I realize that teachers were some of the most important people in my life. Great teachers helped shape who I am today and were there to support me or challenge me socially, emotionally, and academically when I needed it. I want to be that teacher for other students. I do not just teach my content area. I believe I help students figure out who they are and what they value, and that is why I love teaching.