In growing up with 9 siblings, I learned from day one the importance of “we” and how decisions impact others. This has guided me in my professional life on being collaborative and inclusive.
For the past 2 years, I have been an Assistant Principal at Genesee Hill Elementary. I led our instructional leadership team in building our curriculum to new academic depths through vertical alignment, teachers excited to lead their own professional development, and analyzing data in making school wide instructional decisions that benefited ALL children. In my previous district, I was summer school principal in helping our students who were falling behind have an opportunity to catch up and increase confidence in their learning.
My experience in teaching includes being an Adjunct Instructor in literacy at University of St. Thomas in MN, peer coach for teachers in observing and coaching on teaching practices, Intervention Specialist, National Board Certified teacher, and 16 years in the classroom.
Prior to teaching, I was a clinical social worker and coordinator in schools and day treatment programs. With my background in social work, my main strategy in impacting student learning is strengthening children from the inside out. I believe in empowering students to grow toward being problem solvers, self-reliant, confident, and able to use resources around them.
With 32 years of experience working with children/families and staff in urban settings, I’m always left humbled by what can be accomplished by dedicated communities, and in awe of how much we learn/grow from each other through such experiences.
I’m excited to see what we as a staff and community will accomplish this school year in taking the best care of our children’s social, emotional and academic needs. I’m honored to be your Interim Principal where I will fully invest in having a fun, safe, growth-filled year for our students!