What is your favorite thing about teaching?
When the students get excited about our lessons and activities.
Please describe anything unique or interesting in your background that is relevant to the job.
I'm a graduate of the WPL class of 1985, I know the magic of our school and community.
Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?
I truly adore working with children. Their positive life outlook brings me hope for the future and keeps me young in mind and heart.
Who is someone you really admire and why?
Pope Francis. His emphasis on God's mercy and his international visibility, along with his commitment to interfaith dialogue.
Can you share any favorite quotes?
"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." William Shakespeare
What is the best advice you have ever heard or received?
"Fall down seven times, stand up eight."
"I am happiest when..."
I am with my family.
The increase and reintroduction of music and art. It might not be a trend in the traditional sense but I'm starting to notice a small but gradual addition of it to the daily curriculum of many schools and I am so very happy because it's as crucial as math and reading.
What is the coolest or most important (teaching/learning/educational) trend you see today?
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I am bilingual in French and attended French American Bilingual SF (now French American International SF) from preschool through 5th grade when I came to WPL.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?