I am excited to be a Hillside Hawk! My journey to get to this point was one I could have never predicted with a lot of twists and turns along the way. Following high school, I went to George Mason University and received a bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in sculpture. During that time, I began work as a substitute teacher when opportunities appeared due to teachers or IAs calling out sick from an EBD classroom. Having that experience I set my sights on teaching and began working towards getting a master’s degree in education from George Washington University in DC. I will graduate this December with that degree in K-12 ED/LD and couldn’t be more excited to continue to learn and grow as a teacher here at Hillside. Outside of school I enjoy playing board games, hanging out with my cat (Minnie) and my dog (Finan), baking, painting and, when I am able, going to Disney World.
Hillside is a great school for everyone! My time here so far has been amazing and I’m looking forward to the first day of school. My mission for this year is to help students feel safe, proud of themselves, excited about school, and be a person in their corner. Every student can be successful!