This I Believe
I love the opportunity to encourage students’ developing passions, questions about faith and the world, and unique abilities to care and teach others. In service learning, I am continually refreshed as an educator by students’ enthusiasm, depth of caring, and creative ideas, especially when they are encouraged to pursue their own interests and ideas in helping others and tackling world issues. I hope for students to develop empathy and compassion and the ability to put their values into practice with tenacity as they address complex problems. I also want students to feel comfortable exploring ideas about faith and spirituality, to keep asking questions, and to respectfully discuss their views with others as thoughtful listeners and communicators.
A Teacher Who Inspired Me: My 8th grade English teacher who challenged me not to just turn in products that were “good enough,” but instead to edit and deepen my work, especially thinking about understanding and conveying different people’s points of view
A Trinity Student Is… confident and growing in who they are because they trust the love, encouragement, and teaching of their community.
I Teach Because… to encourage students to always look for ways to understand, reach out, and serve others using the best of their unique gifts and passions
Something I am Passionate About Outside of Education is… hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.
Favorite Spot on Campus: The upper courtyard because it combines beautiful nature with students often out and busy doing work together