My Primary Roles at Northside:
Sea Turtle Head Teacher (3’s)
Most Memorable Moment at Northside:
Two years ago my Seahorses were working on a bridge project. They researched, planned, and collaborated to create a huge and accurate replica of the Williamsburg Bridge! Go check it out on display in the Materials Center. It’s proof that young children are capable of great things!
Since You Asked, Here’s What I’m Most Proud Of As An Educator:
Successfully separating a co-sleeping and breastfeeding almost 2-year old
Favorite Job Perk:
The hugs and laughs!
Between You And Me (Hardly Anyone Knows That):
I have two degrees in opera (Bachelor/Master’s)! I’m an opera singer!
What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up (At Age 10):
A singer and music teacher
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up (Now):
A professor…and I’m almost there!
When Not In The Classroom I Can Be Found:
Drinking coffee and crocheting in a park with my husband and my dog.
Favorite Place In The Neighborhood:
Mabel’s Smokehouse (I’m my own kind of BBQ connoisseur)
Favorite Place In The World:
The beach in Sardinia
Favorite Place In My Imagination:
Ebbetts Field, 70 years ago, watching the Dodger’s play
I Knew I Wanted To Work At Northside When…
From the moment I walked into my demo lesson in the Manatee classroom it was clear that students at WNP are viewed as valued members of the classroom and school community. Each child is their own capable and unique being. The moment I realized that was the moment I was sold.
I Am An Educator Because:
In a world that seems to have gone a little awry, I have opportunity to make the smallest difference in the future. My students are the future, and that’s a truly inspiring thought.
Secret Dream Job:
Hmm…running a shelter for abused and homeless animals.
If I Weren’t In The Classroom, I’d Be…
At home organizing my new home! We just moved…
Devil in a White City by Erik Larson
This is absolutely impossible for a music major to answer, but a safe bet for this question is always Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
Nonna’s gnocchi and dessert from Ample Hills.