I have worked at Roycemore School since 2006, when I joined the faculty as Technology Coordinator and math teacher. Previously, I was a high school math teacher in Chicago. Since 2006, I’ve taken on several different roles at Roycemore, arriving at the role of Director of Curriculum and Innovation this year. Though my title has changed, my commitment to supporting the school’s innovation efforts, helping teachers be the best they can be, and inspiring lifelong learning for all has remained strong. I love helping teachers learn new things, and I frequently present at local, regional, and national conferences. Recent presentation topics include effective professional development, design thinking, and using Google tools in the classroom. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Educator. I live in Evanston with my husband and daughter. In my spare time, I love reading, spending time with my family, playing the clarinet, and baking cookies!
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein
I did not know much about the independent school world when I was job searching in 2006. I came across Roycemore’s website and saw that they had a job opening for a Technology Coordinator. I had been teaching math, and knew I would miss that, so during my interview we worked out that I could serve as Tech Coordinator as well as teach a math class: a great fit for me. I quickly realized that this is what Roycemore is all about. We are an amazing team that works hard to make sure we are a great fit for all our students. Roycemore has gone through many changes since I began there, and I am very excited about what the future holds.