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. Whether it is taking on different roles within education, such as instructional coaching, teacher mentoring, or curriculum writing; or seeking new learning experiences within my personal life such as learning a new language, new computer skills, or new psychical challenge; I am always ready and eager to learn and share my new knowledge.