Current Position: Assistant to the Director of the Upper School
Year Appointed: 2014
What is your hometown? Roanoke, Va
What’s your passion here? What motivates you to do what you do? I have enjoyed working with all of the students and my wonderful coworkers at North Cross. Luckily for me I have had the chance to work with all ages, which is a great experience. Also, it's a wonderful feeling to wake up and be happy to go to work because I know that some people are not able to say that. I tell people that I have two families—the family that raised me and my work family.
How has North Cross changed compared to when you were a student here? Two people who I wish we had when I went to school here are who I call "The Susans." Susan Wenk and Susan Card have helped add "the fun" back in the upper school. I am just amazed at all of the hard work that they put into each event to amp up our school spirit. We did not have the extravagant pep rallies like the students do now nor the chance to be nominated and vote for homecoming king and queen. They are AWESOME!
Who do you consider as your mentor, and what have you learned from them? I don't like the use the word "mentor," I prefer to say that I have been inspired by someone. My mother has inspired me in more ways than one. She has a beautiful spirit and strong Christian beliefs. She has taught me to stay true to who I am and to ALWAYS put God first.
What's your favorite North Cross tradition? Formal dress days. It's nice to see all of the students from age three through twelfth grade in their formal dress attire; it makes you look professional and feel ready for school.
If you didn't do what you do here, what else would you be doing? Well, I am continuing my education in the psychology field, so I'd be pursuing a career in psychology. Or, I would have my own bakery because I LOVE to bake. It is a stress reliever for me.