Educational equity has always been the driving force of my personal motivation and my professional career. I see the arts as a way to develop the talents of students, preparing learners for future successes in all aspects of society, the workforce, and continued education. We gain so much through teaching our youth to think critically and imagine new solutions.
About my Innovation Fellows project:
It is the mission of Arts ExceleratED to ensure that the arts are being leveraged strategically school-wide to build systems of educational equity and excellence for all students. Arts ExceleratED will support schools through leadership development, professional learning for teams, and instructional leadership resources including needs assessments, case studies, instructional implementation kits, and an Arts Integration for Equity framework to support a vision of success.
When I’m not working you will find me…
Hiking with my rescue dog, Riley, who has one floppy ear and one ear that goes straight up.
Three words my friends would use to describe me are…
Adventurous, tenacious, and compassionate.
My favorite quote is…
“Imagination is the capacity to think of things as if they could be otherwise.” —Maxine Greene
This captures everything I think about teaching and learning: the power of the imagination to transcend barriers and limits and to address need and solve problems; the ability of humans to dream, hope, and sustain themselves through agency and change; and the importance of always moving forward and pushing for a better tomorrow.