I have over 14 years of educational experience. I began my career as a youth counselor helping to cultivate workforce development and recreational programming for the Buffalo Urban League in Buffalo, New York. In that work I recognized that my passion was grounded in providing quality learning opportunities for at-risk students. I made the transition to the education sector through my participation in Teach for America where I served as a classroom and inclusion teacher. The bulk of my teacher career was spend supporting students in upper elementary grades. I then joined New Leaders where I worked as administrator within the District of Columbia Public Schools. I most recently served seven years as a Principal in Washington DC, leading her school to gain authorization as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School. Therefore, I have a wealth of experience with elementary content and students. Regardless, of my various positions I have never lost the love of helping students to learn. I enjoy seeing the lightbulb go off when students make the connection to their learning and making meaning of what they've heard.
I hold a Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Elementary Teaching from American University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Trinity University and a Bachelors in Communications and Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Communication
Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - PHD, Education leadership
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