I am currently in my third year of teaching as a social studies teacher. I began teaching at a middle school for 6th, 7th and 8th grade (I know-I am crazy)! I fell in love with middle school and teaching as well as learning from all my kiddos. However, I recently saw an opportunity to teach at my dream school for a high school position and I jumped on it! I teach 9th grade, 11th, and 12th grade, focusing on World History, American Government, and Area Studies (Middle East and East Asian).
I became a teacher because my own teachers growing up were simply inspirational and superheroes. They challenged me while uplifting me in kind and encouraging ways. My teachers were my role models and I knew that I wanted to become one in order to make a difference for students just in the same way my own teachers did for me. Therefore, I teach to engage, uplift, challenge, and support. I engage students by meeting all their learning styles and needs; I uplift my students by encouraging them to rise to their very best selves every single day; I challenge by students by motivating them to go beyond what they think they can do; I support my students in their journey to grow. My content reflects my teaching style in which I create interactive, hands-on, and resources with higher-order thinking skills where students take ownership of learning while meeting the 21st century skills that the Common Core encourages. I also believe in the benefit of a technologically driven classroom where the content drives the technology-not the technology driving the content. Therefore, my lessons are mostly Google compatible as well as easily downloadable to be used for any software that is used within the classroom.
Dean's List Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Providence College Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Providence College National Honor Society
Sacred Heart University, Isabelle Farrington College - Masters of Arts in Teaching Providence College - B.A. History and Secondary Education
When I am not teaching, you can find my nose in a book or in the kitchen cooking up a storm. I also enjoy working out and being with my family.