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

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Educational History

I was graduated magna cum laude with 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, 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)

I began my career at Choate Rosemary Hall’s Summer Programs as a teaching intern during the summer of 2000. 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)

I began my career at The Rectory School 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 teacher, sixth-grade advisor, cross-country coach, and member of the Middle School Admissions Committee. Some of my past positions include Grade Dean; Middle School Co-Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion and member of the Faculty & Staff Committee on Equity & Inclusion; co-adviser and designer of the Middle School literary magazine; Middle School communications liaison; and many more. I also play bass guitar in the Middle School musical’s pit band, 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.