You don’t have to read many blog posts here to know what I am passionate about. Bottom line: I want school to be one of the most exciting places a child ever visits. Better than Disney World, as cool as flying to the moon, and most of all? When they leave our learning space, I want them to remember our time together and take part of it with them. Everyday is about building connections. Every moment counts. As WB Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Light it. I want every child to have the best life possible.
I strive to make school a place where kids can imagine, create, dream, and explore. I don’t believe in telling kids what to think, I believe in teaching them HOW to think. I also believe deeply that you can learn something from every person you meet. Oh, and that the world was meant to be a colorful place where we constantly try to notice the good in others around us.
I am currently the Innovation Coordinator at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas. It’s great to do work that I love and be surrounded by colleagues that inspire and support me. My day consists of supporting teachers, troubleshooting technology, creating, making, and teaching. Have I mentioned I love my job?
My very first class, 2001-2002. It kind of seems like a million years ago, but also seems like yesterday. I continue to carry their spirit with me to this day. They helped me understand what kids need and what learning truly is. They taught me many lessons while I was their teacher.