Faculty & Staff Directory
Came to Berkshire: 2006
Where does your passion for teaching come from? My passion for teaching, coaching and education in general comes from my mother and father. Both of them served in our public school for +25 and +40 years respectively. They are the consummate ‘teachers’ and always welcomed their students into our home when there was not enough class time in the academic day.
What excites you the most about teaching at Berkshire? The opportunity to work with such a dynamic and exciting faculty, to interact, serve and mentor such outstanding student-athletes on one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere is why I feel so lucky to be at Berkshire.
How do you see yourself preparing the students for school and for life? Berkshire allows me to introduce and foster my passions and interests with our students both in and out of the classroom. Whether it is during a geometry lecture, bus ride to hockey game or a late night in the dorm, the opportunities created in the non-scripted moments where I get to be my true self are the most meaningful for creating and sustaining relationships with our students.
How would you describe your relationship with students, specifically beyond the classroom? I believe some of the most important lessons are learned outside of the classroom, especially on the athletic fields and in the dorm, where student are sometimes their most vulnerable. I really enjoy and embrace the opportunity to help a student-athlete push him (or her) beyond his comfort zone. The confidence a student displays after the fact is worth all the hardships of the learning process.