Teaching, for me, is one of the best ways I know to give back to the world. It is through education that our eyes are opened, curiosity ignited, and our minds pushed farther than we imagined possible. I firmly believe in the capacity of every person to grow and learn. I also see and value the fact that we all have multiple intelligences and learning styles. What works for one person may not work for another. Also, we all have our own special blend of talents and abilities that can be honed and channeled while learning something new. My wide range of experiences in education aids me in approaching ever new student and subject area with creativity and compassion. I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bates College - Bachelors, Environmental Studies
Graduate Degree: Roger Williams University - Masters, Elementary Education
Drawing, photography, hiking, gardening, camping, reading, playing many different sports
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that we are all capable of learning. I firmly believe in the power of the "growth mindset". When a student possesses the growth mindset they understand that we are not simply "good" or "bad" at something. We can always get better by learning and improving upon our skills. Some things may be hard for us, but that does not make us "bad" at them. Some things may come to us easily, but we can always improve!