About Me

Since the beginning of my teaching career I have thrived most when engaged in critical study and reflection. Constantly evolving and improving my instructional methods keeps me excited, motivated, and inspired. I believe that education is a powerful force for personal development and social change. I want to contribute to a world where students from all backgrounds have access to the best practices in education. 

Studies show that students are more engaged when they can link what they do in school with their daily practices and lives. It is apparent that multiple literacies are crucial for developing citizens who critically evaluate and understand historical and current global issues. I feel a strong sense of obligation to help prepare not only my own students, but also our educational system, to meet the challenges of the 21st century

As an educator who embraces constructivism, I seek ways to connect students’ learning to the real world. I believe we learn best as members of diverse communities, through hands-on problem-solving, with connections between content areas. The tenets of Project-Based Learning (PBL) integrated with the ethos of the Maker movement provide my framework for teaching and learning.