I am a teacher who has taught students math and how to write. I am a learner who wants to learn everything. I am interested in literacy, education, pedagogy, narrative, and identity, and how all of these concepts affect one another. As a teacher, I am extremely interested in pedagogies that help my students connect their education to their identity. My BA is from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, and I have an MA in English from Ohio University. In the fall of 2017, I begin studying for my PhD in Educational Studies at the Ohio State University’s Philosophy and History of Education program.
As an extension of my learning, teaching, reading, and writing, I am a cofounder of Smith Brain Connections.