Feel free to read all this or click the green button to link to my educational resume and move on with your day.
As you can see from these photos, I was an extremely normal high schooler, totally blended in and did everything by the book...er, ok, maybe that's not entirely true...
I was definitely a pretty odd theater kid growing up and I always try to bring that unique energy into every classroom and workshop I teach. My teaching ethos can be divided into three strong driving forces: empathy, humor, and community.
Queens School District, 2021
I want to foster a feeling of grace, respect and understanding. As an educator, it is extremely important to me to know that every child is unique and I will always try to meet them where they are.
School and theater are important to me. They mean a lot and I take them incredibly seriously. However, that doesn't mean that lessons don't need to be fun, engaging, and bring out a sense of humor whenever possible.
Just another day at the office
Manhattan School District, 2017
The best damn sub team in NY
'Twin Day' @ JHS 217, 2023
I want to build a community not only with my students, but with my fellow faculty and teaching artists. As a theater kid I have always enjoyed collaboration and it's something I bring into my everyday life in school as well. Community building is paramount in my journey as an educator.