I consider myself an engaging, empathetic educator who can speak on a wide variety of topics. I am a committed advocate for students and am not afraid to push against the status quo when it comes to finding innovative ways to meet their needs.
I am most passionate about supporting English learners, equity and social justice, culturally responsive teaching, building shame resilience, and personalizing learning for both students and teachers.
Empathy and Equity in a Global Classroom
What it Means to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher
Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Brave.
Practicing Vulnerability and Bravery in the K-12 Classroom
More than a Single Story
Identity, Vulnerability, and Belonging
Changing Our Understanding of Classroom Management
What Makes a Teacher of the Year?
My Journey to Becoming the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year
more than 'Just good teaching'
Supporting English learners in the Classroom
Differentiation, Individualization, & Personalization
Meeting the Needs of All Learners in a Diverse Classroom with Limited Resources
Personalized Learning for Teachers
Putting the LEARNING Back in PLC to Give Teachers Voice & Choice
Innovative Approaches to Supporting Student Learning
The ARt of Listening
Finding the Value in Practicing and Teaching Listening Skills in Society that Loves to Talk