I'm a bit of a vagabond and love to travel whenever possible. I was born and raised in Chicago, where I lived most of my life until about five years ago when I moved to Miami by myself to finish pursuing my education. Soon after, I began my teaching career! There, I taught English for over two years to both middle and high school students.
Since I can't sit still, I decided to advance my career, so I moved to Phoenix in August of 2014 to help open a brand new charter school. As a founding teacher, I assisted in developing curriculum, mentored the other founding teachers, taught all core subjects to sixth graders, and taught Dance as a STEM elective course to both sixth and seventh graders. Speaking of which, I have always been a dancer and have loved teaching it as well. I'm very active and love the outdoors. Although at times I miss home (Chicago), not a whole lot beats the 300 days of sunshine we have in Arizona each year! I love to read all types of books- especially comics. Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic series, so you might see those two pop up in our lessons now and then. Because I'm bit of a nerd, I'm constantly striving to learn more and am hoping that together, we will grow as modern thinkers and doers, throughout the course.
Oh, and by the way, thanks to three older brothers, I'm a sports junkie and have always been pretty athletic. I love to laugh and smile and enjoy seeing the same in others. I can't wait for us to get started- and I hope you're all as ecstatic as I am!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Florida International University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Dance, Traveling, Literature, Comics, Outdoor Activities/Working Out.