Teenagers are among my favorite collaborators. They're wise and open, riding that edge of freedom, risk and trust. I am so inspired by my students. This year I am teaching (writing, study skills, and academic coaching) at three schools, and I feel like I am on sabbatical. For the past four years I was part of the English Language Arts faculty at The Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont. Greenwood is a small, independent boarding and day school for middle and high school students with language-based learning exceptionalities. This year I have a new role at Greenwood as a 1:1 speech and language teacher. I also now support students as a learning specialist through Landmark College's Drake Learning Center, as well as at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School.
I have been working in all kinds of classrooms since 1996. I've got a BA in Urban Policy from Occidental College's Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, and received a Pass with Distinction for my final thesis project about the unionized workers on campus.
I also completed an MA in English at Northern Arizona University, where I circled back to write and study poetry with the late Jim Simmerman.