About Me

8 years of experience and a proven knowledge of innovative assessment, inclusive classrooms, curriculum development, and course design.

Distinguished teacher rating for 4 consecutive evaluation cycles in 2 separate districts.

Two time presenter at the NCTE annual convention, contributing author for two professional development texts, co-author of Poking the Bear: A Guide for Engaging in the Conversations That Matter Most (2022).

licenses & Endorsements

Professional Educator License (PEL)

  • English Language Arts Senior High School (9-12)

  • Self-Contained General Education (K-9)

  • Language Arts Middle School (5-8) Endorsement

  • Mathematics Middle School (5-8) Endorsement

  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement (K-12)

Presentations & Publications

Skills & Abilities

  • Innovative curriculum design

  • Inclusive classroom communities of value & respect

  • Reliable and professional

  • Organized and thorough in planning

  • Collaborative team player

  • Dedicated to research-based methods of teaching

  • Critical & creative thinker

  • Involved in research & professional development

Employment History

English Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher | Barrington Middle School, Prairie Campus | August 2020 - Present

  • Achieved "Distinguished/Excellent" teacher rating on the Charlotte Danielson framework for two consecutive years (20-21, 21-22)

  • English Language Arts curriculum leader

  • Competency-based grading team member

  • Led a team of language arts educators through curriculum mapping around common learning objectives & assessments

  • Facilitated professional development on competency-based learning

  • Created common assessments centered on vertically aligned goals

  • Utilized relevant & engaging instructional methods that appeal to diverse student identities, experiences, & abilities

  • Girls volleyball coach

English Language Arts Teacher | Kaneland Harter Middle School | August 2014 - July 2020

  • Achieved "Distinguished/Excellent" teacher rating on the Charlotte Danielson framework in the 18-19 and 19-20 school years

  • Taught both gifted and special education co-taught English courses

  • Designed & piloted competency-based grading portfolios

  • Developed proficiency-based curriculum maps with a team of English educators

  • Personalized learning committee member

  • Piloted self-paced, mastery learning structures

  • Assistant Track Coach

  • School Improvement Team member

  • Facilitated school-wide professional development on standards-based grading & assessment

Director of Curriculum & Instruction | Teach Better Team | 2019-2021

  • Edited, organized, & formatted content for optimization & impact

  • Designed curricular materials for adult professional development & further professional learning

  • Led strategic social media outreach to engage professionals

  • Coordinated content schedule for maximum impact

  • Engaged educators in meaningful professional development regarding best practices & personalized learning

Gifted Education Instructor | Northwestern University Center for Talent Development | 2019-2021

  • Design unique, challenging curriculum in STEAM, creative writing, & behavioral economics

  • Cultivate inquiry and critical thinking skills in a hands-on & engaging environment

  • Promote collaboration & thoughtful discussion among students


Northern Illinois University | M.S.Ed Curriculum & Instruction | June 2018

Bradley University | B.S.Ed Summa Cum Laude | May 2014