I am an educator and performing artist from Dallas, Texas. I received my Bachelor of Arts in French and English Literature from Samford University, summa cum laude, and was a member of the Samford University Fellows honors program. I also began my tutoring career during college, teaching language labs for the French department and volunteering with an after school program in Birmingham, AL. After graduation, I spent a year teaching English to middle and high school students in Strasbourg, France, where I further developed my language and teaching skills and solidified my love of all things French. I then moved to Virginia to pursue my Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University/the American Shakespeare Center. In addition to taking graduate courses in pedagogy, I also gained practical classroom experience at Mary Baldwin as a teaching assistant for Voice and Diction, a substitute teacher for French, and an instructor for English Composition and ESL.
Since completing my graduate studies, I have been performing in musicals and classical plays and teaching theatre camps and workshops. My diverse interests in the performing and liberal arts have helped me become a more well-rounded teacher and theatre maker. My experience in theatre has made me a more creative and dynamic educator, and my academic pursuits have made me a more versatile performer. Whether you are hoping to improve your French, strengthen your writing skills, develop a love of reading, or learn how to interpret or perform Shakespeare, I would love to help you achieve your goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Samford University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Mary Baldwin College - Master of Fine Arts, Theater Arts
My hobbies include acting, singing, dancing, tennis playing, cooking, baking, and puzzling (jigsaw and crossword). I also love to travel, and have visited 15 countries. My favorite country to visit is France, and when I'm not able to go in person, I watch French films, bake macarons, or make Nutella crêpes to stave off the wanderlust.
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization