About ten years ago I decided to enter the teaching profession, and I have come to absolutely love it. I really like working with young people, not least because they intuitively understand as I do that learning should be fun and that few great things are accomplished without a laugh or two along the way; ultimately, however, it is about learning and personal growth, and nothing I have ever done professionally comes close to the satisfaction I feel when a student describes a goal, works toward that goal, and then achieves it. I believe passionately in the power of learning to bring understanding, happiness and efficacy to every individual, and I know that any student, any where, when given the proper support, can achieve all of those rewards.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: Illinois State University - Unknown, History Teacher Education
Cooking, camping, music, dogs, reading, baseball, football (both kinds-Go Timbers!), video games, hanging out.