I never expected to be a teacher. In high school, I thought I wanted to be a clinical counselor or a therapist because I wanted to do something to help others. It was with this idea in mind that I graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. It wasn’t until I subbed for a teacher at Lincoln Academy on maternity leave for two months that I realized my passion and love for teaching. This passion led me to pursuing a licensure program for education. I love seeing the eyes of a student brighten when they come to understand a concept. I love hearing their ideas and having discussions about literature and life. I even love reading their writing as they are learning how to organize their thoughts and ideas on paper (though we are still working on putting periods at the ends of sentences). Teaching brings me the greatest joy!
Growing up, I was (and still am) a big reader. My oldest brother would joke and say that I wasn’t so much of a bookworm as a book “tremor.” I believe that literature has the power to change people and bring us closer together. It is through literature that we learn what and who we are as a people. It is my goal to inspire students to find what they love to read and turn it into a lifelong love of literature.
In the rare moments when I am not teaching, preparing lessons, or reading, I love to travel, hike, watch movies, and play card games with my family. I am also a big nerd and love to talk about Harry Potter, the MCU, anime, and personality tests.
It is a privilege to be a part of the Lincoln Academy family as I get to work with some of the most incredible people I have ever met. Also, I am excited to meet your students and make it a great year!