I grew up in a household of educators and vividly remember listening to my parent’s numerous classroom tales while sitting around the dinner table with my two sisters. My career path would eventually lead me in the same direction as my parents, later in life. I spent my childhood training and showing horses, playing soccer, and taking care of daily farm chores on our micro-sized horse farm in Glenelg, Maryland.
I attended and played division I soccer at UMBC, ultimately receiving a B.A. in psychology. Later, while living in California, I attended graduate school at Sierra Nevada College and hold a M.A.T. in elementary education, as well as a special education endorsement. I believe in a strengths-based approach to education and love to celebrate successes with the students I work with and believe in the power of goal-setting and maintaining a growth mindset.
My family and I returned to the east coast after living nearly 15 years in a small mountain town in Lake Tahoe, California. We currently live in downtown Boonsboro and are restoring a Civil War-era home. Our two toddlers, Oliver (3 years) and Sawyer (22 months) and two dogs keep us on our toes and we can usually be found working on house projects and outside exploring the woods and mountains that surround us. I am passionate about trail running, eating a plant-based diet, reading, snowboarding, and raising our children to be outdoorsy, compassionate, and inquisitive little humans.