How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?
I originally taught 1st-8th Spanish at OGS from 2010 to 2014.
Why do you work at Oak Grove?
I always loved the strong sense of community at OGS; the emphasis on relationship in the educational setting appeals to me. I see the HS as having a strong academic program and I’m proud to be a part of that.
A quote that inspires your approach to your job.
“I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.” —Kurt Hahn
Where is your special spot on campus?
Don’t know yet!
Coffee or Tea?
1 cup of coffee in the AM; green tea, black tea, white tea, herbal any other time!
What makes an Oak Grove education unique?
Students are respected and listened to at every stage. They are empowered to be the best version of themselves.
How do we prepare students for their life ahead?
They are given autonomy and a safe space to learn and experience life with their peers.
What outdoor experience has been most impactful for you?
Personal backpack trips; also accompanying elementary students to Joshua Tree, local backcountry, central coast, etc.
The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is …
Which teacher in your life affected you greatly? How?
My 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Gullatt, who set the theme of the year as “Accept the Challenge.” I’d like to think I’ve been accepting challenges ever since!
Name something that nobody knows about you.
I snuggle my chickens
Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.
How many Patagonia clothing items do you own? How many are you wearing now?
Favorite Oak Grove expression?
“Let’s be mindful of…”