In my past decade in education, I have served as an AP and IB Social Studies teacher and Spanish teacher in private, public, and magnet schools in the US and abroad. Additionally, I have worked as an educational consultant for the International Baccalaureate, the Asia Society, the Ross Institute, and World Savvy. Through my curriculum development for my students and other institutions, I creatively implement interdisciplinary and globally relevant content for secondary students. I strive to make learning engaging and relevant with a lifelong impact.
As a teacher within a student-centered classroom, I embrace project-based learning and learning driven by student inquiry. I implement activities, discussions, and projects that build critical and creative thinking, and ultimately global empathy and competence. My students describe my classroom teaching as engaging, creative, relevant, and inspiring.
Globalizing the Classroom Fellowship, Harvard University; Hot Topics Writer, Foundation for Teaching Economics; IB Consultant for the Netherlands; Faculty Speaker for Valedictorian; Critical Friends Coach; Council for Economic Education Study Tour to South Africa; Keizai Koho Center Japanese Fellowship; Trinity University MAT Fellowship Recipient; Phi Beta Kappa; Virginia Joiner Outstanding Student in Spanish, 2007
I attended college at Trinity University where I ran Cross Country and Track and majored in International Economics and Spanish. After undergrad, I received my Masters in Teaching from Trinity's Education Department. Most recently, I completed a Globalizing the Classroom Fellowship with Harvard University's Project Zero and Eurasian Departments.
I enjoy traveling, speaking Spanish, live music, and being in the outdoors.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Career and Technical Education, Economics (University), Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, International Baccalaureate, Business, Economics , Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School