Why are you an educator? Why do you love teaching?
I love being a literature teacher because reading opens us to so many possibilities: it can provide us with an escape into new worlds, help us understand our own world a bit better, and enable us to make sense of our experiences and our lives. I’m an educator because I really enjoy being around teenagers. Their curiosity, passion, and healthy skepticism are qualities we should all strive to hold onto, even as we age.
What makes the School of the Future experience different from others you’ve had?
SOF connects students and teachers from all walks of life. It’s rare and wonderful to find a group of people with such different perspectives and life experiences working together.
What other activities/programs (at SOF or outside of the school) are you involved with?
I have two young children, ages four and two, so they keep me pretty busy in my life away from school.
What is your advice to aspiring teachers?
Get comfortable with failure, pay attention to what works well so you can keep doing it, and learn to appreciate small victories. Ask for help when you need it; it’s hard to get better at teaching if you try to fly solo all the time.
Why do you like working at SOF?
The school truly values collaboration. Teachers work together to refine their practice, share resources, and create fresh approaches to helping students thrive.