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Profile Summary
  • 7+ years of experience as a teacher, teacher-leader, grade level dean, curriculum developer, and DEI practitioner

  • Student-centered teacher and facilitator with a demonstrated ability to meet people where they are while also challenging them to expand their understanding

  • Employs best practices in the fields of cognitive science and DEI to advance the school’s curricular and co-curricular goals

  • A highly capable decision-maker who values transparency, collaboration, and communication 

  • Active listener, transparent, consensus-builder, reflective practitioner, strategic leader

  • Lover of piano, Fleetwood Mac, Nat King Cole, and Law & Order SVU 


Curriculum Development

Differentiated Instruction

Program Management

Technology Integration

Research & Data Analysis

Community Outreach & Liason

Creative Thinking & Problem Solving

Ed.M., Independent School Leadership, Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University (NYC, NY)

Program Highlights: Educational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Cognitive Science, Ethics in Education, Organizational Development, School Finance, Law & Education, Strategic Communications & Marketing

MA, English Literature, Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
Examination Areas: 19th & 20th Century American Literature, American Modernism, African American/Black Literature, The Harlem Renaissance, Womanism, Literary Theory, Creative Writing

BA, English Literature, Maryville College (Maryville, TN)
Thesis Study: "The Etymology & Evolution of Alice Walker's Womanism Theory and Its Reflection in 20th Century Black Women's Novels"
The Harpeth Hall School - Nashville, TN


Director of Equity & Inclusion and Upper School English Teacher

9th Grade Dean & Upper School English Teacher

Upper School English Teacher


Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy - Chattanooga, TN

​Reading Teacher & Literacy Specialist

Director of After School Performing Arts Program

Esperanza Academy - Lawrence, MA​


English, Reading, and Music Teacher​

Director of Musical Theater Showcase

Chappell Music Lessons - Various Locations


Piano teacher specializing in beginning to intermidiate learners.

  • Afternoon Program Director, Time to Rise Summer Academic Enrichment Program

  • Reading Coach, Blount County Schools

  • Grades K-8 Literacy Coach, Martin Luther King Jr. Center

  • Teaching Assistant in the English Department, Maryville College

  • Writing Center Consultant, Maryville College

  • Reading Teacher Fellow, Memphis Teacher Residency

Honors & Awards
  • Step Singing Speaker, Harpeth Hall School

  • Heath Jones Prize for the Promise of Excellence in Teaching, Harpeth Hall School

  • Faculty Cum Laude Society, Harpeth Hall School

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Diversity Action Award, 2012

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Diversity Action Award, 2016

  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Member

  • Tri-M Music Honor Society, Member

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