Faculty & Staff Directory
M.S., University of New Hampshire
Came to Berkshire: 2004
Where does your passion for teaching come from? I have always wanted to be an educator. I benefited from the time and thoughtful attention of a number of passionate teachers who inspired me at a formative time in my youth and I hope that I have passed along that same encouragement to my students. I truly enjoy working with adolescents at this exciting time in their lives.
What excites you the most about teaching at Berkshire? The students! Berkshire students are so excited to be Bears and bring that enthusiasm to all aspects of life under the Mountain. They have so much spirit and pride in their school.
How do you see yourself preparing the students for school and for life?
What is your favorite tradition at Berkshire? Tough choice. My favorite routine event tradition is Monday morning meeting. I love listening to student presentations and believe that public speaking in this venue is an opportunity to build confidence in one’s public speaking abilities. It’s a watershed experience for many students and witnessing those moments in a student’s life is such a privilege. My favorite single traditional event though is the Prize Night Dance. The student body – one and all – dance en masse to live music for hours under the giant tent and celebrate the end of another outstanding school year. The unbridled joy is palpable.
How would you describe the Berkshire community? Close-knit, committed, and supportive. We celebrate successes, mourn losses, provide encouragement and support one another while we live and learn together – adults and students alike. Our little village under the Mountain is an extraordinary place to be.