I love connection, learning, playing, and serving.
I am a career educator who has taught all levels of English from grades 7-12, and have in recent years become an administrator in pre primary through 8th grade schools. Entirely an independent school educator, I am often thought of as a “writing teacher” by anyone who knows me from a school setting.
I have also been a coach for 24 years, perhaps even longer if coaching Rope Burn in summer camp counts! Some might find it hard to garner the fact that this is now a tertiary role in my life. I have been a head varsity coach for football, basketball and weightlifting. I have also coached track and have been very fortunate to coach all of these sports at the Middle School level, too.
Being an educator in independent school environs is who I am and if you have ever worked with these age groups, you know that it is a unique endeavor that requires and manifests a particular character, personality, and trait-set.
I am also a learner- more formally now than in the past, but I have always been one who loves to read and discuss any topic. Current hobby studies include: Grit, adaptive expertise, differentiation, instructional technology, educational neuroscience, gifted education, growth mindset- mastery orientation (efficacy, metacognition), service learning project implementation, interdisciplinary projects, ed tech ….
My kids well they make it all worth it. That is all that needs to be said.
Enjoy folks- I hope I don’t bore you- and if I do- leave me a post! I can always do better.
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.” James Michener