is made up of a lot of learning! I spend the majority of my time understanding how each department in the district works. I want to understand how my teams can best support their work. I want families to know they are welcomed as partners at both school and district levels, and to ensure they have the information they need to support their children’s success.
Northwest Missouri State University (undergraduate) and the Johns Hopkins University (graduate).
1994 as a classroom teacher. From 2010-17, I served on the Board of School Commissioners, and in 2019 I rejoined the staff as chief communications and community engagement officer.
I grew up in Nebraska and that I am an Anglophile. I love England, its people, and its culture.
Do anything that advocates for children. Children bring me joy and inspiration.
the impact it has on students, families, and the community. I am passionate about contributing to the upward trajectory of our schools and communities, and I get to live out that passion through my work. I am also inspired by each student, parent, and community member I come in contact with.
Humility! As a teacher, I was there to guide students' learning but not control it. My students were partners in their learning just as much as I was as their teacher.
Grand Canyon is an awesome movie. I also enjoy British TV shows, Top Chef, and Blackish. The last book I read was The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
its people. Even though I was born in the Midwest, Baltimore has always embraced me.