I have a MAT in Elementary Education from the University of the Cumberlands and obtained my BS from the University of Louisville. I have been fortunate to be a member of the Virginia Chance School community since 2013 and have filled many roles in that time; parent, volunteer, substitute teacher, Chums teacher, preschool 2/3s teacher, student teacher and now K/1 teacher.
I was inspired to switch careers to education when my daughter, Mia, was enrolled in the 3s preschool program (she is now entering Intermediate 4). Seeing the positive impact that progressive education has had on her, as well as the kindness and joy seen in the faculty and staff was motivation for me professionally. I am passionate about whole-child education, learning through inquiry and interest, and seeing each child as an individual learner. I believe my role as a teacher is to encourage curiosity and wonderings, to know and understand each child as an individual, to build community within our classroom, and to make learning fun and exciting.
As my passion for learning continues, I continually look for ways to incorporate new ideas and interests into the classroom. When I am home, I enjoy reading, baking, and spending time with my husband, daughter, and two dogs.