Education: Roanoke College—B.A.; Virginia Tech—M.Ed.
Year Appointed: 2014
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
What's one thing your students don't know about you? My students would be surprised to learn that I enjoy all of the North Cross events that bring students from all three divisions together in one place, like the bonfires and homecoming celebrations.
Who most influenced your decision to teach? Many years ago I completed my Orten-Gillingham training where I met and got to know Dawn Hollandsworth. She let me know that there was a student at North Cross that could use some extra help—I started tutoring—and it took off from there!
If you didn't teach, what would you be doing instead? If I didn't teach at North Cross, I would be a volunteer Orten-Gillingham Language Therapist. I am very passionate about my job and believe that every child should have the type of instruction they need to learn how to read.
What's your favorite North Cross tradition? My favorite North Cross tradition is the Convocation at the beginning of the school year. I love seeing all of the returning students and the bright, eager looks on their faces.