Special Education Teacher
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky and moved to Maryland in 2013. My teaching career began when I was chosen for Teach for America’s DC Corps in 2013 and through TFA and George Mason University, I received my master’s degree and certification in special education. Prior to teaching, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and my Master of Science in Criminal Justice and worked in a detention center as a Mental Health Case Manager and Clinician.
This is my sixth year teaching and my fourth year at DCI! I have experience teaching math, reading, and writing, but I am passionate about teaching math as I struggled with that subject in school - I learned through my own struggles that if I looked at a problem in a different way, I could solve anything in my path (and I hope to teach that to our students, as well!). In addition to teaching and coaching, I am co-founder of DCI's LGBTQ+ Inclusivity group which is the fifth year with over 30 members.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy relaxing in my hammock, gardening, playing with my three dogs, traveling with my partner, hiking, cycling, coaching sports (for DCI), and visiting my family in Kentucky. I am very excited for the 2019-2020 school year and all the new and old faces I’ll see!