It’s an honor to join the Virginia Chance School community! I have a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lindenwood University, an MBA from Fontbonne University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Truman State University. In 2008, my job with a nonprofit organization allowed me to spend time in St. Louis area schools, and I became convinced that education was where I belonged. After completing my Master program while working in a public school and as a private tutor, I sought out the chance to complete my student teaching in an experiential education environment at an independent school.
Once I experienced first-hand how children thrived within an active learning culture and saw how teachers collaborated with students to cultivate their experiences, I knew a progressive learning environment suited my instructional approach. After student teaching, I was lucky enough to be invited to stay on at the school as a middle school math teacher while continuing to provide individual and small group academic support before and after school.
When my husband and I started planning our move to Louisville, I immediately reached out to Virginia Chance School to connect with other like-minded educators. After touring and observing the community here, I knew it was where I wanted to be and feel very lucky to be part of the magic here. My husband and I share our home with two big dogs and two cats. I make time for yoga almost every day and love to travel.