My passion for teaching came early on. I remember playing “school” with my sister as a young child in which my role was always the teacher. My first job in high school was teaching gymnastics and subsequently my other jobs throughout high school contained teaching components. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2010, I decided to continue my passion for teaching (and traveling), teaching English in Colombia and then later in the Republic of Georgia. Upon returning to the United States, I completed my Masters Degree in Education, with a focus on Alternative Education, at Concordia University in Wisconsin. I started teaching at North Broward, the Nord Anglia School in South Florida, in 2014 working with High School Students with learning differences. I loved the opportunities a Nord Anglia school can provide students and the growth opportunities it provides teachers, so I decided to transfer Nord Anglia schools in the summer of 2017 joining the team here at BISH as a High School Learning Support Teacher. I am an advocate for ensuring all students receive the accommodations they need and love every minute of working with students who learn differently. I am a promoter of Visual Thinking, Mind Maps, using games to teach, utilizing technology in the classroom, and an encourager of using accessibility features to help students learn. I consider myself lucky to be in a profession that allows me to be a lifelong learner.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but I love to travel and move around. I love animals and spend any chance I get with them. I currently have one dog- a German Shephard/Chihuahua mix which my husband and I rescued a few years ago. My dream is to one day own a dog rescue facility for senior dogs. One of my favorite hobbies is doing yoga which I also teach here at BISH for Enrichment.
This School is different to all others I have worked at because…
This school is different than others I have worked at because it is truly international. I love how racially and culturally accepting the students and staff are and how differences go unnoticed. I love how diversity is celebrated and the wealth of knowledge that gets spread because of it. The school is truly building open minded, accepting leaders of tomorrow and that is a beautiful thing to be a part of.