I grew up in Rockville, Maryland and have a BS in elementary education from Shippensburg University and an MS in independent school leadership from Johns Hopkins University. I am a passionate reader, writer, and speaker on topics of literacy, social studies, and science education. I’ve presented on teaching and curriculum at the National Council for Social Studies Conference, the Race and Slavery Conference, the North American Association for Environmental Educators, the Mid-Atlantic Climate Chance Education Conference, and the Climate Generation Summer Institute. I’ve also authored articles in Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly and the Environmental Education Review. The best parts of my job include working directly with students, meeting with teachers to plan new units and deepen instructional practices, and aligning instruction across classrooms and grade levels so that learning feels sequential and connected for students.