Languages are a passion of mine and I am excited to work with and get to know my EL students and their families. My role will be advocating for their needs, collaborating with ATS staff and being the cultural bridge between the two. My role is a mix of push-in and pull-out classes that involve all academic areas.
I attended James Madison University for undergrad and received my degree in International Business and Spanish. After a few years in business I made the career switch to teaching. I received my M.Ed. from George Mason University in Spanish and taught FLES for 7 years. This is my first year teaching EL at ATS, however I am not new to the ATS family. I attended ATS as a child.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my friends and family. I have two children under the age of 3 and they keep my husband and I very entertained and busy! Some of my biggest hobbies include photography and traveling internationally. I love warm weather and being outside.
One of my favorite books to read to my children is Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. I love the message that when you believe in yourself and see things in a different way, you are able to achieve more than what you previously thought. The power of “yet” is so important in our lives and I try to instill it in my students.