This is my 11th year in education and first year at MACS. I have worked in all grade levels but exclusively within the middle school levels for the past 8 years.

I believe in creating a safe, welcoming and nurturing classroom community that fits the diverse needs of all students. I feel all students need a calm and comfortable, yet stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intentionally physically and socially. It is my goal as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that supports risk-taking, invites the sharing of ideas and encourages self-discovery.  My classroom will be a place where all students can learn without fear of failure and a place where they can succeed based on their individual efforts and talents. All students have the capability for knowledge and learning, and they deserve their education to be in an encouraging and supportive environment. My classroom will be a place where all diversities (academic, cultural, economic, etc.) will be embraced and celebrated.