Since I was 5 years old I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I come from a family of educators and watching them make a difference in the lives of children, inspired me to take the career path of a teacher. I grew up in Louisville and attended St. Aloysius as a student myself. Applying for a teaching position at St. Aloysius was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made. Teaching in a building that feels like home and being able to teach my students about Jesus at the same time is a win-win for me.
I attended college at Murray State University and obtained my degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and graduated in 2013. I chose this degree path because I believe in the value of using a play-based curriculum to shape the educational start of young children. My lessons are shaped around the idea that children learn best when they are moving and doing. I try to incorporate play into most aspects of our typical kindergarten day.
The first years of school for a child set the tone for the rest of their school career. My goal as a teacher is to make that experience a positive one. This will help students to think of school as somewhere they want to be. Ensuring students feel loved, valued, and listened to are all ways to make sure students leave kindergarten liking school and wanting to come back the next year.
Being a teacher, especially at St. Aloysius, is such a blessing. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to share my love of learning and Jesus with all of my students.