I am an Assistant Professor of Education at Bridgewater College. I teach Foundations of American Education and Psychology for Educational Development. As a former high school English and photojournalism teacher, I find joy in co-directing the Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy at Bridgewater College. SVWA@BC serves teachers who want to hone their writing skills and learn to teach writing more effectively to students.
I consider the greatest success in teaching to be when students experience success. I believe that choice and purpose engages students by making them stakeholders in their education. I also think that a teacher who is an active learner, and who is attentive to students is paramount for the learners to reach their full potential. I read when my students read; I write when my students write; I share when I expect them to share.