One Teacher's Voice


About Me

I am certified in Elementary Teaching (K-6) and English as a New Language instruction. I currently work as an ESL Teacher working mostly with first graders.

  • I believe in student-driven education and authentic assessment.
  • I believe that critical literacy and community action are integral components to education.
  • I believe children learn as much from each other as they do from teachers.
  • I believe in assessing children as complex, multi-dimensional, emotional, complicated, and brilliant people that each deserve a voice in our world.

It is a teacher’s job to help a student find his or her own voice and their individual path to learning. I believe it is one of the hardest jobs in the world, but the most rewarding.

I have a background in public libraries and a strong love of all forms of literature. I live in Indiana with my husband, cat and two dogs. This blog, like me, is a work in progress. Bare with me.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Folklore/Ethnomusicology (Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002)
  • Masters of Library Science (Indiana University-Bloomington, 2005)
  • Elementary (K-6) Teaching Certificate (IUPUI, 2012)
  • Teaching English as a New Language Certificate (IUPUI, 2012)


  • Champion of Social Justice (IUPUI, 2012)

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