I am a passionate, innovative educator who loves to teach—and to learn.
(You know those “life-long learners” people talk about all the time?
You’re looking at one.)

I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember, and I have had the privilege of working at several schools, both public and private, throughout my career. You can find out more about my teaching journey by expanding each section below.

I hold an A.B. (major: English & Africana Studies, minor: Education) from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. I completed my post-graduate studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, earning an M.A. in American Studies and being inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities.

Longfellow Elementary School & Richmond Middle School (1998-2001)

While a student at Bowdoin College, I worked for several years at nearby Longfellow Elementary School as a classroom aide and a recess monitor. In the spring of 2001, I completed my student teaching practicum at Richmond Middle School in Richmond, Maine, receiving my State of Maine teaching certification in Language Arts (7-12).

Choate Rosemary Hall (2000-2013)

In the summer of 2000, I was hired as a summer intern at Choate Rosemary Hall’s Summer Programs. In 2002, I became the Director of Choate’s Young Writers’ Workshop, and I served as the Director of Summer Writing Programs from 2007 to 2013. In the summer of 2007, I was one of two faculty members under the age of 30 to receive the Summer Programs’ “Junior Faculty” Award.

The Rectory School (2001-2007)

Upon graduation from Bowdoin, I worked at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn., where I taught English, reading, and public speaking; coached soccer, basketball, and lacrosse; served as a dormitory head; and held, among other positions, the jobs of Assistant to the Director of Secondary School Placement, Assistant Director of Admissions, and Associate Director of Marketing & Communications. I received the James Jeffrey Langford “One Person Can Make a Difference” Award in June of 2007.

Greens Farms Academy (2007-Present)

In 2007, I began teaching sixth-grade English at Greens Farms Academy, where I currently serve as a sixth-grade advisor, an occasional coach, a member of the Middle School Admissions committee, and GFA’s Middle School Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion. I also co-advise the Middle School yearbook and literary magazine, play bass guitar in the pit band for the Middle School musical, chaperone field trips, attend conferences, and participate fully and joyfully in all aspects of the GFA community. I am the proud recipient of the Charles A. Dietrich Award for Excellence in Teaching.

This has been one of my best school years thanks to you, and you have been my best teacher…If there is one person that would change my life, it would be you.

J., sixth grade