I believe that the most meaningful learning comes out of excitement, and that it is a teacher's job to find what is exciting for each student. Cultivating an environment where students are excited--not just about the material and new perspectives it brings, but also about the process of learning together--is essential. I strive to create an environment where the student feels known, valued, respected, and capable--emboldened to take risks, meet challenges, and share their thoughts with confidence. Education is fundamentally a partnership between student and teacher, and I will endeavor to help my students tap into their natural curiosity, get excited about their discoveries, and put themselves in a position to show and grow their strengths.
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics
Etymology; comparative mythology; reading humor and fantasy; crossword puzzles; Dungeons & Dragons; the search for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich