From a young age, I always considered a career in teaching. My ambition to become a teacher was solidified by those who taught me all throughout my education and I count myself as lucky for having such an inspiring career.
I am originally from Wisconsin and studied English at the University of Wisconsin (go Badgers!). In my fourth year, I studied abroad in England and my love for travel was born. While abroad, I saw as much of the world as I could, travelling to 9 countries in just 4 short months. I also met my now husband in England. After returning for one final semester at the University of Wisconsin, my husband and I travelled around America for the summer, visiting as many national parks as we could. We then packed our bags for year of travelling in Canada, 7 months of which we spent living in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. After an amazing year of new experiences, we returned to England so my husband could continue working on his family’s farm.
Back in England, I pursued my teacher training all while adjusting to a completely new lifestyle of feeding calves, looking after sheep and lambs, and spending a lot of time on a quad bike in idyllic British fields.
While I spent weekends and evenings on the farm, during the week I gained experience teaching at an international boarding school in England’s gorgeous Lake District and then at a local grammar school. Through both posts and my travels, I have gained experience in teaching students ages 11-18 from around the world.
Four years on, my husband and I have made the decision to move back to America, this time to a warmer state and with our beloved cocker spaniel, Luna, in tow. I am looking forward to spending my weekends exploring my new city and spending a lot of time outdoors hiking, running, or taking part in any sport. I also enjoy reading, baking, dancing, and trying new things in general.
The British International School of Charlotte has been so welcoming already and I am so excited to become a part of this community.