1st Grade Teacher
Education History & Credentials
I graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Elementary Education and have a teaching certificate through ACSI.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family and your teaching history:
I am new to Alaska, growing up in the Atlanta area and recently moving from Massachusetts, and have two brothers, one in Hawaii and another in upstate New York. I spent some time teaching dog training classes while living in Georgia. Most recently, 2015-2016, I spent a year as a Kindergarten TA at a small private school in Massachusetts.
What year did you start at Grace Christian School?
Why do you choose to teach at Grace Christian School?
Grace Christian School and I agree with the same values. They not only care about the lives of students, but they look for them to live out their faith and get a great education at the same time.
Tell us about a meaningful moment with a student:
I loved watching a “lightbulb” moment with one of my students last year. He was a struggling reader one day and then on another, reading finally clicked for him. He couldn’t stop reading after that. It was a lovely thing to see!
Tell us about a time when you have been able to witness the integrity driven culture here at GCS:
There’s a transparency to the staff that is lovely to see, which seems to encourage integrity in the community.
What is your favorite unit/topic/project to teach and why?
I love to teach history because I find the study of people in the past quite meaningful and I love to share that love with others!
What do you hope students have learned from being a part of your classroom?
I hope students have grown in their relationship with Christ and I hope that students have learned more things about their world that is meaningful to their lives. I also hope that my classroom continues to feed a joy of learning that will stick with them.
How do you motivate your students to become active learners in your classroom?
I motivate my students by making learning more interactive and tying learning to previous experiences.