I started working as a teacher at Leigh High School in the 2007-2008 school year, but started my teaching career in 2004 teaching 7th grade at Herman Intermediate Junior High School. I currently teach English 2, and have taught, English 2 Honors, and English 1.
Outside of the classroom, I am the Help for Her club advisor, which is a new club at Leigh that works towards helping homeless women have access to period products. In the past, I have also advised, the Hiking Club, Chess Club, and the Book Club. Additionally, I was a trainer and facilitator of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) equity training.
I earned my BA in English in 2003 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and continued there to earn a Masters in Education in 2004. This Masters program, 180 in Springfield, I taught in the inner city of Springfield Massachusetts, in an 8th grade Language Arts classes and 7th grade Reading classes.
Additionally, I during my undergraduate experience the fortunate opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Leiden, Holland, at the University of Leiden.
I was born in Boston, MA and raised in Lexington, so had the fortunate opportunity to learn and appreciate our nation’s history.
I am a mom of three: Charlie, Jolie, and Cy, and can be found having fun playing in my backyard in Soquel.
Outside of playing with my kids, I love to be outside, exercise, and create: I sew, and love to cook.
I found my favorite book, Fahrenheit 451, in my teaching, and hope to share how surprisingly relevant it is to our lives today. Through teaching English 2, I hope to impress upon my students the importance of being an informed citizen and to quote Bradbury from Fahrenheit, “if you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.”