Degrees and Certifications:
Trinity University, Bachelor of Arts in English Trinity University, Master of Arts in Teaching University of Hull, Master of Arts in English Literature
I'm not a local San Antonian-- I grew up in a small-ish city in west Texas, called Midland (yes, if you've seen Friday Night Lights, it was pretty much like that as far as sports were concerned).
I moved to Texas in 2009, and I’ve been in San Antonio for 8 years now. I am originally from NY. I grew up in a town on Long Island, which Fitzgerald famously referred to as the “West Egg”. (Name that literary reference?) I did not live in the part of town where that story is set, and no, I’m not a billionaire.
I graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BA in English. During college, I studied abroad in Spain and New Zealand. I travelled as much as I could both during and after college. In 2007, I earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) with the Silberman School of Social Work in NYC. I worked as a LMSW in the field of foster care and adoption until...
I left my position as director at a local Child Placement Agency (CPA) to be a full-time mom. I homeschooled my kids for the next 7-ish years, and I LOVED teaching. It wasn’t teaching in the traditional sense—which is why I loved it. I was curating learning experiences—nurturing curiosity, connection, and creativity. I enjoyed it so much that I am currently working on a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Trinity University.
When I’m not doing school work, I’m adventuring with my partner and our wild crew. I have three birth and two bonus kids—that’s 5 children! I also love to write stories and poems, and, when I can, get lost in writing.
I very much look forward to learning together this year!
1st: AP English Literature and Composition
2nd: AP English Literature and Composition
4th: AP English Literature and Composition
6th: AP English Literature and Composition
7th: GT AP English Literature and Composition
8th: AP Seminar