As child, I would revel in the oppotunity to volunteer; both with family and classmates. When I began studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, I continued this dedication to helping others. I spent my nights and weekends as a campus EMT while also volunteering at the Hillsboro County Department of Corrections. One summer, while supporting City Year's international conference (held at the college), I heard President Clinton address the crowd. He concluded his address with the simple acknowledgement that "...the most important thing in life is to serve". It was then I knew how my career was to unfold.
Since completing my undergraduate degree in International Relations, I have worked in the private sector where I developed a keen understanding of brand development and event management. I earned a Masters in Education, where my studies earned me an invitation to Pi Lambda Theta, the national educator honor society. As a teacher, I have taught and coached for one of the finest public schools in the country and then as a teacher-leader for an arts-based charter school where I wrote my own curriculum and served as the sole faculty representative to the Board of Trustees.
Currently I serve as the US Director of Expansion for an international nonprofit focused on social-emotional learning (SEL). Due to my efforts and professionalism, thousands of children throughout the country will become "changers". They will be imbued with the skills to stop bullying and aggression in their schools and neighborhoods. Most recently, I have written curriculum alignment documents which show how our programs are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
the field of US Education. I plan on leading it to create an environment where the school becomes a refuge and a source of inspiration for children coast to coast.