What inspired you to become an educator, and what keeps you inspired?
I knew very early in life that I wanted to somehow work with children. I love the innocence and unpredictable nature that childcare brings. There is also something very appealing about having an impact on a child's life - helping them become the person they will grow to be.
If you could summarize your teaching philosophy, what would it be?
My teaching philosophy is that the classroom should be warm, fun and safe. There should be a relationship between a teacher and student and, whenever possible, the family.
What skills do you feel are most important for your students to develop, to prepare them for life beyond Friends School?
I think the most important skills to develop in a child are the ability to interact successfully socially, empathy, creativity, kindness and responsibility.
Tell us about your hobbies and philanthropic interests?
When I am not working with kids (which is fairly constant), I love spending time with my family. I am avid crafter and do everything from knitting to working with polymer clay.