B.A., Cornell University, Double major: English and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies
MAT., Bennington College, Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Human Development and Psychology
Started at The Common School:
I am an avid runner, hitting the roads and trails in all seasons! I also love board games, reading, and I recently learned to ski. It’s actually my love of reading that inspired me to teach first/second grade! I still remember how proud I felt checking out my very first chapter book from my elementary school library when I was in second grade.
What brought you to The Common School?
I found The Common School when my family relocated to Western Massachusetts. I was particularly excited to join this community because of its strong commitment to social justice.
Tell us about a favorite teaching moment at The Common School:
During the summer of 2022, I spent a lot of time sitting quietly in front of the computer or puttering around the empty, silent classroom, thinking about the school year. My favorite Common School moment was the moment when children arrived on the first day of school and the classroom was no longer quiet. In the blink of an eye, it became a community full of noise and laughter, thinking and learning, and the rumbling excitement of something wonderful just beginning.
What do you like best about The Common School?
I like the strong sense that we are all part of a shared community, in our classrooms, in the school, and beyond.