I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in teaching Math and Science, both from Utah State University. I am currently working towards a Masters of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Cincinnati to graduate in Spring of 2022.
I am entering my fourth year of teaching, this year being my first at VCS, and have been very privileged to have taught at exceptional schools in my short career. I was hired as an outdoor adventure teacher in my first year of teaching, which really shaped me as an educator. Each day was spent outside learning through hands-on meaningful experiences and through the help of community experts and the beautiful landscape around us. Since moving to Louisville, I have searched for a school that would continue to push and challenge me as an educator to grow in these practices. And there is not a doubt in my mind that Chance School is that place.
I am a huge advocate for developmentally appropriate practice, authentic learning experiences, uplifting student voices and choices, and learning through play. I firmly believe that the classroom and learning should be rooted in joy. I know VCS echoes my philosophy beautifully and is a wonderful place for students, families, and teachers. I feel beyond honored to be joining such an educated, talented, and passionate team of teachers at VCS. I am so looking forward to getting to know my classroom families.
You can find us exploring Louisville in my free time from teaching and being a student (and in my husband's, Austin’s, rare time off from dental school). We are avid foodies and love to try new restaurants and explore the parks and nature around the city! If not out, you’ll catch me making up recipes in the kitchen, choreographing a new dance routine in my living room, or snuggling with my fur baby, my very fat cat Millie (affectionately nicknamed moo moo.)