Hello! I was born and raised in Winchester, VA and left temporarily to attend James Madison University. During that time I completed various placements with Fairfax County Public Schools to obtain my teaching license. I am a John Handley High School graduate and I am thrilled to have been afforded the opportunitity to return to the WPS family as an educator.
I was a student at JHHS when I decided that I was going to teach children one day. I have found that there is no greater joy than educating the next generation and being part of their emergence into adulthood. Because of the footprint that my teachers left, I knew that it was my duty and honor to repay them by encouraging and assisting children in the same way.
I love iced coffee, music, willow trees, and cooking, but most importantly, I am passionate about public education.
Here's to a positive school year filled with growth, joy, and opportunities.
Position: Social Studies Teacher
Location: JHHS Room 1305
Phone: 540-662-3471 ext.
I find that it is important for students to discover what they enjoy, and are presented with an opportunity to excel in that specific thing--for them to develop as an individual. I want to provide students with a choice in the classroom and room to exhibit their own personality and creativity in their work. I desire a classroom where students can learn to understand themselves, and others around them, to become self-actualized, accepting, and aware. I will strive to deliver a positive, safe environment where students can develop an understanding of the way that they need/want to learn.
Honors World History 1
World History 1
B.S. in Public Policy and Administration James Madison University
M.A.T. in Secondary Education James Madison University
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey