Kinder 3 Teacher
What makes you proud?
I am proud of all the different things I've tried, created, and done in my life. I've lived in bush Alaska and Myanmar. I've made some really fantastic teaching units and projects, homemade gifts for people, written a few songs, made a bunch of videos, made my own escape rooms, learned to play D&D, and so much more. It's fun to look back and see how much you've done, learned, and grown from the experiences.
What kind of student were you?
Straight A perfectionist.
When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
It was always something I knew I could do. I grew up with 3 younger sisters and always helped, taught, and mentored them. As I got into my college teaching courses and developed my worldview, I grew passionate about the importance of education for our future. Education is the best way forward.
What do you want students to take away from your class?
I want them to be thoughtful - to be thoughtful about what brings themselves and others joy. To look at problems with curiosity and be open to possibilities.
What do you love about teaching at ASM?
I love my coworkers. They are a really great bunch to collaborate with - kind, caring, creative, passionate, organized, open to new ideas, and so much more.
Favorite ASM memory?
This is my first year here, but so far I think my favorite memory is when my students created their own paintbrushes. They were all very engaged, sharing ideas, and testing their self-created paintbrushes to make art. It was a lovely project.