My goal is to prepare students to become “independent” learners in order to navigate the 21st Century successfully in whatever they may choose. I strive for my students to realize their potential to problem-solve, persevere, and collaborate, independent of constant adult direction. Through my experiences working with students of all ages and demographics in various content areas, I am thoroughly convinced this goal is not only possible but inevitable, so long as I do my job. As a first year teacher at the U School, I am very excited to realize my passion alongside an entire staff of like-minded educators! And it’s my 10th year in education. I have a Master’s degree, and my certifications in three states include Secondary Mathematics, CTE STEM, Business/Marketing, and Elementary K-6. This year I am one of the STEaM teachers.