Major/Minors/Concentrations: IdLS Major with Minors in Elementary Education and Non-Teaching Exceptional Education; Concentration in Math, Science, and Technology
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Dream Teaching Job: Teaching 2nd grade in Charlottesville, VA
Why did you join KDP? I joined because I wanted to be part of a group of people who all had the same goal of making a difference in children's lives. Plus, I love all of the opportunities for professional development! It is a great feeling to collaborate with other future teachers – not only elementary, but all content areas!
Why do you want to be a teacher? Since the moment I stepped into a classroom, I knew I wanted to teach. The dream started because I thought it would be really cool to grade papers and put the little stickers at the top. Now, I want to teach because I want to be a key part of a child's "aha" moment. I want to give children the tools they need to succeed in the future.
Favorite Teaching Book: Giraffes Don’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Favorite JMU Class You’ve Taken:ANY math class with Dr. Alexis Stevens (MATH 107/108/304)
Best piece of classroom advice/wisdom you’ve received: Do the best you can. You will feel like you need to change every student’s life in a drastic way, but you can’t do everything. Be compassionate and you will make more of a difference than you may be able to see.