I’m a proud graduate of the University of Iowa class of ‘02 (BA) and Antioch University Seattle class of ‘07 (Masters in Education). This is my 10th year teaching at South Loop and my 17th year teaching cumulatively. I have always been a middle school teacher, having taught all middle school grades 6-8 in my tenure. I have taught in many different school settings including private schools, charter schools, public schools, and even two years at an international school in Guatemala! While I have focused my career on Science in the past decade or so, I also taught social studies and language arts for many years.
Some of my interests include:
I LOVE to travel, both international and domestic. (27 countries and 43 national parks and counting!)
I’m pretty good in the kitchen cooking and smoking meat in the smoker! (I have won a legit BBQ competition and make the best BBQ sauce in all the land!)
All things soccer – I love Arsenal FC (Go Gunners), Chicago Fire FC, and am a supporter of both the US Men’s and Women’s national teams!
I enjoy reading, especially post-apocalyptic and/or science fiction.
I have developed a bit of a green thumb and enjoy growing edible herbs and vegetables, except for cilantro… NEVER AGAIN!