Degrees: Science in Elementary Education, BS
Hometown: Midvale, Ohio
Family: Growing up, I was the youngest of 3; I have an older sister and an older brother. I am married to my handsome husband, Tom, and we have a daughter named Madelyn, who was born in 2014.
Why did you come to work at PTCS?
I moved to Chicago after a few years teaching in Ohio, because I wanted to teach in a diverse setting. I prefer teaching in a Christian school so I have the freedom to share Christ and His teachings with my students. I was really impressed with all the good work CCUC/PTC was doing in Chinatown, so I am happy to be on the team.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
What I enjoy most about teaching is the privilege I have to witness the incredible growth in a child throughout the course of the school year. It gives me incredible joy to be able to grow alongside my students and watch them become their own individual thinkers.
What are your favorite moments with students?
My favorite moments with students are: chatting with them after a long weekend, helping them discover great books and authors, and supporting them in becoming better writers.