I was born and raised in Northern California. I spent my whole childhood outside and because of that, I love being active today. Running, hiking, skiing, golfing, tennis, anything! Get me moving outside and I am happy. I travel whenever possible and love relaxing with a good book in my spare time. Unless I am playing games with my family in my spare time (which is hardly ever relaxing).
“A ship is safe in its harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for.”
I am lucky enough to see the daily magic that happens at Roycemore between the students and their teachers. Their interactions are genuine and caring. However, faculty also expect a lot from their students. Those students often rise to the challenge, building grit and confidence along the way. This motivates me to put 100% effort into everything I do, especially when I see students of all ages trying their hardest, day in and day out.
I applied to Roycemore because I was intrigued by the school’s progressive philosophy, and their desire to uphold pragmatic values within a progressive model, which is something I value as an educator. The more I learned about Roycemore during my first year, I realized I was walking back into a school very similar to my own experience in Idaho. I joined a school that values hands-on experiences and encourages students to have ownership of their learning; one where any idea is valid and any way to get to a solution is acceptable. I realized I joined a school where learning can look different depending on the student, where teachers communicate and work together, where seniors may be teaching third graders, or first graders teaching sophomores. I value the relationships formed by interacting with parents daily as they drop children off, or pick them up, in the classroom. Roycemore is a family atmosphere where everyone is working together; it is a place I proudly call home.