Hello Hillside Hawks! I am thrilled to be back. There is going to be so much joy as we start this school year back together, five days a week. As Special Education Dean, I have the honor of supporting students, their families, and our staff as we come together to support student social, emotional, and academic growth. My driving purpose this year is to help our students, their families, and our staff know they are valued, loved, and a vital part of our school community.
I started my career in education as a special education TA (at Hillside!) in 2012 in Loudoun County. The challenge of learning and growing as an educator, and a person, invigerates me. My roles in LCPS included the opportunity to serve as a self-contained K-2 teacher for students with emotional disabilities, a cross-categorical teacher for grades K-5, an administrative intern for Park View High school’s Credit Recovery program, and a summer school principal for Arcola this past summer. These different experiences have instilled in me the importance of teamwork, patience, and celebrating even the smallest moments of success. There is so much we will accomplish together this year!
"The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help."-unknown