Education and experience
I’m a second-year teacher and have enjoyed gaining knowledge and insight from the team at The St. Anthony School. I knew from a young age that I was passionate about working with children. In high school, I worked with special needs children at my church’s vacation Bible school. In college, I assisted in creating a summer camp for adults with special needs at The ARC of Greater Tarrant County. Post-college, I started working with at-risk youth at a behavioral health facility and decided that working with this population in the education sector was where my heart was. I then found The St. Anthony School.
What is your favorite thing about teaching at The St. Anthony School?
As teachers, we are given the freedom to create our own outlines of what needs to be covered on a daily basis. The school is flexible and allows us to do what is best for our students.
What is your most memorable moment since you've been at St. Anthony?
At one point, I noticed that I was receiving emails from students that were very unprofessional and included slang and text-style writing. I wanted to change that, so we ended up taking time out of the week to write professional emails to different companies. I pretended to be the company. Every student was actively engaged, and it was enjoyable to see them be creative in a more professional manner, preparing for the future and the possibility of landing and holding a job.
What is the one thing you want every parent to know about this school?
I want every parent to know that everyone on our staff will take the extra time to learn about their child as an individual, not just as a student. The education is integral, and once you have a child willing to learn from a teacher who cares about them, the learning environment becomes that much easier.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy sports of all kinds. I usually referee soccer all weekend, but when I have some free time I like to hike and take my dog, Dexter, to the dog park or on a walk.