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. I'm currently the Director of the Learning Center at Stratton Mountain School, working in small groups with elite student athletes. It's a privilege to support these kinesthetic wizards and witness their dedication, endurance, and somatic brilliance.
In recent years, I've taught English literature and composition and offered academic coaching at area schools: The Greenwood School and Landmark College in Putney, VT, as well as Stoneleigh-Burnham School and Northfield Mount Hermon School just over the border in Massachusetts .
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, where I 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 live in Flagstaff to write and study poetry with the late Jim Simmerman.