After spending several months student teaching in a fourth-grade classroom, I was hired by the same school to teach second grade. I spent two years in that district before accepting a position to teach English at the junior high level.
In my classroom, I aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for learning through a combination of instructional strategies. I strive to meet the needs of every student by addressing a wide range of learning styles and incorporating student-centered learning activities.
I attended Northeastern Illinois University on the Presidential Scholarship. While in attendance, I composed my thesis on the representation of Native Americans in children’s literature. It was later published in "Children's Literature in Education" and selected for the 2017 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award Honor Citation.
I attended Northeastern Illinois University as an Honors Scholar from 2010-2014. In 2014, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English and a Middle School Language Arts Endorsement.
I love all things outdoors! I enjoy being outside and experiencing nature with my two dogs. In my free time, I also enjoy reading, baking, and photography.