“The work I am most proud of would be a steady stream of daily victories helping girls navigate the emotional ups and downs of relationships. It would involve learning how to craft messages and say things in a way that can be heard.”
"I love working with the girls I teach and their parents. I love teaching girls of varying mathematical confidence and ability. Q13: What do you celebrate about Forest Ridge? I celebrate that Forest Ridge is a school that welcomes students of many faiths, many cultures and backgrounds."
“As a teacher, my goal is to make more transparent for students the process of reading deeply and the work of writing. I want students to leave my classroom feeling empowered with a sense of belonging and self-knowledge.”
"At Forest Ridge, we teachers get to be learners as well. We are always encouraged to try out a new idea or to take a risk, and we have great support for professional development. I also am always touched by the way students thank their teachers at the end of a class. The atmosphere of gratitude and respect makes our community special."
“At Forest Ridge, we realize that to learn together and live in community, we should be able to find joy in our everyday interactions and that joy guides our classroom experiences and allows us to both revel in our successes and learn from our struggles.”
“I became a teacher because I love being in relationship with families as they grow and change. I feed off the energy that I get from the students during a great lesson - whether the kids are experiencing clay for the first time, setting reading and writing goals, or learning to collaborate with their peers as they work toward a final project in social studies.”
“Teaching is a unique profession that allows a person to pursue new passions and share the resultant learning with others. By teaching, I get to impact the world by helping to educate our future leaders.”