I’ve taught high school history, psychology, and economics since 2010. Most of that time was spent in Maine, with one year teaching IB 20th Century History in Virginia. I have an IB diploma from a Minneapolis high school (my extended essay compared the German and French versions of Cinderella). I graduated from Bowdoin College with a dual degree in history and German and a teaching certification and earned an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. My experience as an accidental German major means I’ve experienced first-hand the joys and challenges of bilingual education; I’m so impressed that our students take this on. Social studies is the best, though, because we get to explore people and how they interact, think about how we tell stories, and ponder the really hard questions societies face. I’m excited to be a part of building an accessible, vibrant learning community at DCI! When I’m not at school, I’m probably near water if the weather is nice and playing basketball or a board game if it’s not, or continuing my search for the best breakfast sandwich in DC.