Role: Associate Head of School and Dean of Academic Program, English and LEAD College Essay Teacher.
Years at DS: 14
Other Hats: Advisor of Equity Club, US advisor, Pathway counselor.
Favorite Assignment: The personal essay. I love working with students as they tell the stories of their lives. There is an amazing synergy of realizing that we are the narrators and designers of our lives in fact and in writing.
Fun Fact: As a child, I crewed our family boat from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas four times. As an adult, I have continued to explore by sea, joining National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions to Alaska and the Galapagos. I would love to live for an extended time in another country at some point.
Favorite DS Tradition: Students spontaneously say thank you to their teachers as they leave class. It speaks volumes about the caring and respect at the heart of the community.