Who was your favorite teacher? ​​
Mr. Bruno was my 12th grade English teacher and British Literature teacher. He made Chaucer and Beowolf interesting. It gave me an appreciation for learning and struggling through difficult text to gain better comprehension. He also taught me the power in a literary essay and lending one’s perspective and utilizing deep reading strategies. His love or reading and writing about reading is one reason I focused on becoming a reading teacher.

What did Prescott students do that made you proud last year? ​​
What made me the proudest was seeing students struggle with difficult concepts and demonstrate grit and never giving up. Their struggles inspired classmates and were excited to show how they met and exceeded their goals.

What are your hopes and dreams for your students?​​
I hope that students will work collaboratively together solving challenging problems. I also hope that every student at Prescott read books this year that they fall in love with reading.

What do you hope to accomplish as an educator?​​ As an educator this year I hope to learn more about how the brain connects to learning and emotions. I am looking forward to learning from colleagues as we dig deeper into social emotional learning.

For my students this year, I promise…​​to support your learning and lend encouragement along the way. To provide opportunities that enable you to meet your goals.

For my colleagues this year, I promise…​​to use the skills I have learned in Cognitive Coaching and practice throughout the year, becoming a better coach which will allow me to support your instruction.