Growing up I dreamed of all the different jobs I might have someday; veterinarian, firefighter, doctor, explorer. A teacher never seemed to filter through the list.
As I grew, this list didn’t seem to get any smaller. The more I learned, the more career paths were added. Throughout high school and into college, I took many different types of classes to see if a specific topic would hold my interest. I loved learning all about the different areas I studied including business and finance, computer programming, and multiple sciences. It wasn’t until my junior year of college when I needed to declare a major and was struggling to narrow my list down, that I thought of teaching. Teaching allowed me to continue my love for learning while sharing this love and passion with others.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Natural Sciences and Social Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010. Upon graduating, I taught in a few different positions throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. I had the wonderful opportunity to continue my learning while teaching multiple age and ability levels including children and adults, different socioeconomic statuses, and a culturally diverse population. I was also fortunate enough to be involved in different studies both as a participant and as a coach. This all leads me to discover another passion of mine, teaching mathematics.
Continuing my learning, I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematical Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017 focusing in the lesson study process. Afterward, I decided to continue to expand my learning even further by teaching abroad.
Keeping to my love for learning, I continue to push myself both professionally and personally to explore different areas in life.