I graduated from UMass Amherst with a BA in political science. I worked in politics and real estate for several years before changing careers and entering the field of education. Prior to joining First Circle, I worked as a teacher at the YMCA. I love teaching at the prekindergarten level because the children are experienced enough to follow rules and procedures, but also very fun in everything they do. I'm originally from Acushnet, Mass., but now live in Stoughton. I love reading, traveling, playing video games, exploring parks with my son, and flying my drone over cool areas.
I started my career in education in 2014, when I first worked at First Circle as an assistant teacher. While at UMass Boston, I earned my EEC certificate and continued to work at FCLC as a float and toddler teacher. I went on to complete my student teaching practicum in the Boston Public Schools and graduated with my bachelor's in early education in 2018. After graduation, I worked as a pre-k teacher in our Lexington center, where I enjoyed creating a play-based learning environment. I left First Circle to work as a student support instructor in a special ed classroom for students on the autism spectrum in the Lexington Public Schools. While there, I worked with children on social/emotional well-being , verbal/non-verbal communication skills, and sensory projects. I am so excited to be back at First Circle to share my experience and commitment to providing children with a positive, supportive, and engaging learning environment. I love to work with children in the pre-k age group because there is a magical sense of wonder that comes with being an early learner. Everything is new and exciting, and having the opportunity at First Circle to help students discover their passions and interests is the most rewarding experience of my life. I strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome to take risks and create long lasting friendships, but most importantly—to be silly and have fun! My fiancé and I just bought our first home in Hanson, Massachusetts, which we share with our corgi, Chloe. We love to go boating, camping and to the beach. I have a younger sister and a big family with lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews.