What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Building a unique relationship with each student as the year progresses.
Please describe anything unique or interesting in your background that is relevant to the job.
I have taught all age groups - from Kindergarten to university.
Who is someone you really admire and why?
My mother. She’s taught me that equanimity and compassion are like superpowers that I can use in any situation.
Can you share any favorite quotes?
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” ~ Robert Heinlein
"I am happiest when..."
... all my work is done and I have a cup of tea and a book nearby.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I can bake bread!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Speak more languages.