B.A., Simmons College
M. Ed., Smith College
Started at The Common School:
I love reading, music, times with loved ones, and adventures near and far.
What brought you to The Common School?
I came to The Common School in 2011, when my daughter Ajika started in P1.
Tell us about a favorite teaching moment at The Common School:
I am really moved by the way that our community works to help young people build compassionate, responsible practices and patterns that they’ll use throughout their life. This looks like everything from silent reading several times a week, fostering a lifelong love of reading, to engaging in a respectful classroom debate, listening to a different perspective and potentially revising your own. We facilitate conversations of restorative justice, asking young people to listen to feedback, empathize, apologize, and forgive. We learn together how to research and we learn together how to play.
What do you like best about The Common School?
I feel incredibly grateful to work at a school which centers the humanity of each child. This philosophy shapes the school, from its deep focus on social justice to its prioritization of outdoor play, every day.