First and foremost, I am a teacher. I try to teach about the best of the human experiences, while opposing the worst of human actions. That, of course, goes hand in hand with the fact I love to learn. I am interested in the way people relate with each other on all levels, and I am extremely curious about the way people go about getting food, clothing, and shelter. I teach 7th grade English and Social Studies in Western Massachusetts, but I call Vermont my home these days.
I love to travel, whether it be within New England, the U.S., or to other countries: Botswana, South Africa, Australia, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand, Austria, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, Croatia, Turkey, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Canada.
I have spent the past 4 summers working with the World Learning Youth Peace and Leadership programs, as well as teaching at the Vermont Governor’s Institute for Youth Activism and Current Events. I have been a program facilitator with high school students from all over the world: Ireland, Cyprus, Turkey, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, the U.K., Iraq, and the U.S. This summer I traveled to Istanbul to lead an exchange with Iraqi high school students, and spent several weeks in Portland, Oregon (my other favorite part of the U.S.) which continues to be one of the most incredible learning experiences of my life. '
With any free time I find, I enjoy: running, yoga, crossword puzzles, reading, community gardening, playing my ukulele, riding my road bike and dodgeball.
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