Group Teacher, Fifth and Sixth Grade
BA, Environmental Studies, Vassar College
I was delighted when a friend told me about Miquon two years ago. I spent my first year at Miquon working alongside Diane, and I am excited to return to the 5/6 this year as a Group Teacher with Louis.
I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and I’ve lived in Philadelphia since 2015. My own school experience in childhood — the North Carolina woods, the teachers, my peers, and our explorations together — have profoundly shaped me, and it is an honor to be part of a similar endeavor with the Miquon students.
Before coming to Miquon, I worked at Germantown Friends School for two years, first as the Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow, and then as a 6th grade science teacher. I also worked as an educator in various capacities before then: as a small-group tutor, as an intergroup dialogue facilitator, as a summer program teacher, and as a teacher’s assistant. As an undergraduate, I majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Education and spent much of my time studying and designing education for environmental justice. As a teacher, my fundamental goals are to support the vibrancy of each student and to teach for justice. Those goals, of course, are deeply connected.