It's nice to meet you!
I am an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for mentorship and love for words! Before pursuing a career as a Middle School Humanities teacher, I volunteered and worked in many roles that brought these passions together: as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Sacramento, where I designed and launched a writing initiative, helped grow the robotics club, and organized the creation of a small library; as a Resident Community Advisor at Sisu Academy, where I lived with and cared for 8 teenage students; as a freelance editor for self-publishing authors; as the founder and guide for Camp Deborah, a backpacking retreat for teenage girls that I lead every summer; and as a substitute teacher in districts across California. Each of these opportunities allowed me to tap into my passions and helped me develop relationship skills and an ability to coach students through social-emotional challenges.
Having been continually drawn to roles that allow me to work with teens, I considered a career in teaching for several years before committing. It was when I was introduced to project-based learning that I took the leap. I am now earning my English teaching credential and M.Ed from High Tech High's Graduate School of Education. I love High Tech High's proactive focus on inclusion, equity, and project-based learning and look forward to integrating these foundational practices in my own classroom.
Cooking with my teens at the boarding school.
My "It's Writ" writing initiative team!
Rock climbing is one of my favorite activities.
Annual backpacking retreat with my amazing teen girls!