What is your role on the TEam?
I am excited to be an Instructional Teacher Leader this summer for TE.
Where did you study? List all that apply.
I spent my undergraduate career at the wonderful University of Virginia.
Why are you passionate about education and teacher development?
It is critical to provide every student, no matter their background, with a solid foundational education. Creating and supporting effective teachers is a crucial step towards students’ success and to closing the Achievement Gap, the civil rights issue of my generation.
Describe a successful teaching strategy that you used in the classroom or that you frequently recommend to your teachers.
Entrance and Exit procedures are so important. It provides consistency and helps to set the educational tone in the classroom.
If you had to describe your work on the TEam in three words, what would they be?
Supportive, Collaborative, Exciting
What advice would you have for an educator that aspires to become an instructional leader?
Reflecting on your own teaching for areas of improvement is really important. If you have the opportunity to observe other teachers, that is also extremely helpful since it can give you great ideas for your own classroom.
When you are not working on closing the achievement gap, what do you enjoy doing?
I really enjoy spending time with my friends, exploring the outdoors and discovering the oddities that Houston has to offer.
Which TE-shirt is your favorite and why?
“Stay Humble, Stay Hungry, Teach them up!” I think this quote speaks to important mindsets that TE has and does so concisely. Recognizing your own ability and need to grow, while persevering to provide an excellent education to students is an incredible goal that is attainable through TE.