2nd Grade Teacher
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with a minor in Anthropology; Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education.
Bio: I am a second-generation teacher from a small town in eastern Connecticut. I began fostering my love of education at an early age by working as a paraprofessional for a summer program and volunteering as much as possible. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, I dove headfirst into an internship/master’s program through Sacred Heart University. I found my first full-time teaching position in a second grade classroom just outside of Tampa, Florida.
My love for my family is what brought me to Atlanta, where I have been teaching fifth grade for the past two years. I enjoy spending time with my fur-children, Oliver (beagle) and Louie (cat). I like to explore the many parks that Georgia has to offer, hike and kayak, try out new places to eat, and, when I have the time, attempt to craft with my Cricut machine.
My teaching philosophy is centered around the idea that it is important to guide students through real world inquiry and hands-on exploration. It is crucial to meet each child at his or her level through differentiated instruction based on need, learning style, and interest. I also believe that creating a classroom environment that is safe, positive, inclusive, and fun is vital to learning. I hope to instill a passion for life-long learning in each of my students!