B.A. History w/ an emphasis on Secondary Education & English Northern Illinois University
M.S. Teaching & Learning Illinois State University
"There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong" -H.L. Mencken
I grew up in the suburbs outside of Chicago, in a small city called Crystal Lake.
I come from a pretty big family. I am the fourth of five siblings. I have two brothers and two sisters. Besides me (obviously), and my brother who is just outside of Phoenix, everyone still resides around Chicago.
I was a cover model for our local mall in my youth...that mall has since closed. Coincidence? Draw your own conclusions.
I have taught English and history since graduating college. Most of my time was spent in large, public schools in Illinois, but when I moved to Arizona, I worked a residential boarding school.
I would go to Ireland. Both of my parents have roots there, so spending a week traveling around the that country is something that I have always wanted to do.
I enjoy nerdy endeavors of all sorts: reading, gaming (board or video), trivia, watching movies, listening to music.
Dragons of Autumn Twilight. It is the first book I remember being absolutely glued to. To me, it was a turning point, symbolic of the time during which I became a more voracious reader.
What draws me to education, to school, is that fact that I love learning, What draws me to a place like Summit, however, is something more than that. We seek places that are reflective of our own beliefs and values, in school and otherwise, and ones in which we can see part of our own experiences reflected. I see that at Summit.