What college did you attend?
I attended Rowan University.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My 6th Grade teacher, Mrs. McFarland, was my favorite teacher. During that year, I thought she was just really tough and kind of mean. What I didn't realize until later was that she had high expectations of us and pushed us to work to our true abilities. She was the one that pushed me in Math, a subject I thought I struggled with, and placed me in an advanced math class for the next year. I actually got to thank her when I was inducted into the National Honors Society my Junior year of high school. She presented me with my candle as my Most Influential Teacher.
What's your favorite part about being a teacher?
My favorite part about being a teacher is building relationships with students and families and working together to see students achieve their goals. Success is possible when people come together and work together.
What is the best advice you can give to your students?
The advice I always give my students is to always try YOUR best. Your best will be different from everyone else's and that is ok. Your best effort will bring you success.
Why did you want to become a teacher?
I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was a child. I would always play school with friends and stuffed animals. The biggest moment of influence was when I got to job shadow a Kindergarten teacher when I was in 8th grade. I knew for sure from that day on that I needed to be a teacher.
What do you like best about Harker School?
I can already tell that Harker School is a family. I know that I can rely on my colleagues at all times. Everyone has been so welcoming!
What's a hobby you have?
I love to paint in my free time. I am still learning new techniques, but I enjoy it so much. Over the summer, I painted 3 new canvases for my living room.