My Primary Roles at Northside:
Head of School
Most Memorable Moment at Northside:
So far attending the morning Sing-a-longs
Since You Asked, Here’s What I’m Most Proud of As an Educator:
I’m incredibly proud knowing that over a nearly twenty-five-year career in education I have helped students to find their path (even when it was truly difficult), to figure out their passions and pursue their dreams. I’ve never given up on a student and have helped students to not give up on themselves.
Favorite Job Perk:
Being surrounded by curious kids – youth and enthusiasm, keeps one forever young!
Between You and Me (Hardly Anyone Knows That):
I was born on Super Bowl VI (Cowboys played the Dolphins), and I’ve secretly always wanted to learn how to throw a football. It’s on my to-do list to learn how to throw a proper spiral.
What I Wanted to Be When I Grew Up (At Age 10):
A pediatrician, but I soon discovered that blood and guts makes me a bit queasy.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up (Now):
A children’s book author
When Not in The Classroom I Can Be Found:
in our amazing library
Favorite Place in The Neighborhood:
I’m still exploring!
Favorite Place in The World:
Hands down, Barcelona
Favorite Place in My Imagination:
A field of wildflowers in the spring
My Desert Island EDC (The handful of things you cannot live without):
A small notebook and pen for doodling and brainstorming, my charm bracelet
I Knew I Wanted to Work at Northside When:
I visited and read the messages on the Wall of Love left by students, parents, faculty and staff celebrating and thanking each other.
I Am an Educator Because:
The moment when a student suddenly understands something, when it all comes together and clicks, is pure magic! To be able to not only witness those “a-ha moments” but also be responsible for helping to create them makes being an educator the greatest job in the world!
Secret Dream Job:
Food and Travel Writer
If I Weren’t in The Classroom, I’d Be:
Chatting with friends at an outside café on the coast or in one of the world’s great capitals
Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K. Massie
Secrets by One Republic
The Breakfast Club – a close second is The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Favorite TV Show:
My go-to request of my mom: arroz con pollo con habichuelas coloradas, ensalada de aguacate y plátanos maduros (rice and chicken, red beans, avocado salad, and fried sweet plantains)