I have come into the world of teaching late in life and am so happy I finally found my way here.
For many years I worked with international students at multiple US universities. I then pursued a Master’s Degree in International Communication and Education at the School of International Service at American University. A move to the United Kingdom in 2004 and Canada in 2014 found me volunteering my time for fundraising and fitness purposes in numerous non-profit organizations.
Upon my return to the DC area 16 years later, with a husband, two cats and two kids, I decided to change my career route and become a primary Physical Education Teacher. I completed a certificate in Primary Education through the OPEN University and am now enrolled in a Master’s in Physical Education Teaching at West Virginia University.
I am also working to incorporate a healthy mind into our young people through mindfulness education. I continue to train through Mindful Schools, a non-profit mindfulness for educators organization.
I love being a teacher as I can instill a love of movement and fitness into our students. I can give them the knowledge to build on their locomotor skills and then watch their confidence soar as they transfer these skills into real life. I am a firm believer in living a healthy lifestyle outside of the school walls, I want to help all families lead a healthy and happy life. It is for this purpose I am working with our PE department to incorporate a Community Approach to Physical Activity and Sport.