Geography, Biology and Film
Growing up in a very small town in upstate New York, I always talked of moving to California but never thought I would actually do it. After starting out at Syracuse University’s Newhouse program, I quickly realized Public Relations was not for me, and transferred to Temple University where I received a BA in Film and Media. Since Los Angeles is the film capital, I packed 3 bags and headed to Hollywood.
After a few months, my love of film did not die but wanting to work in that industry did. I hopped around, working in Beverly Hills and then in Compton. My time teaching at-risk youth in Compton was extremely rewarding and eye opening. I saw first hand just how crucial education is in breaking the various cycles kids are stuck in.
After three wonderful years in LA, my husband, Mike, and I made our way up to the Bay Area. After much soul searching I found myself enrolled in Dominican’s teaching program where I received my teaching credential in social sciences. While student teaching, one of the many lessons I learned from my master teacher was to always challenge myself as a person and an educator, and find a place to teach with like minds. This is why when I discovered The Marin School; I immediately knew that this was the type of school I had been searching for.
I am beyond excited about the opportunity I have been given to teach at TMS. The environment is one that allows all teachers to truly get to know each student, which allows them to accommodate the material in a manner that maximizes learning. As educators we are encouraged to be innovative and always be thinking outside of the box. TMS has created a loving community that encourages growth on all levels.
Besides teaching at TMS, some of my favorite things to do include, watching documentaries, playing very competitive games of scrabble with Mike, hiking, night walking, baking and meditation.