How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?
Why do you work at Oak Grove?
I work at Oak Grove because of how much having a supportive, thoughtful, and kind environment means to me for my own personal growth and also what that provides for children in their growth into becoming adults. Creating containers where children can be supported in all the facets that come up in each stage of life with care can help create a more loving and kind future for what they go out into the world with.
A quote that inspires your approach to your job.
“There are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words.”
Where is your special spot on campus?
The secret little path by the little kids’ playground into the meadow!
Coffee or Tea?
What makes an Oak Grove education unique?
The two major factors for me are the beautiful campus and how human everyone is with one another. The feeling of support branches out into much more than just the education that is brought within the classroom, and that is powerful.
How do we prepare students for their life ahead?
We prepare students by offering a toolkit to be able to feel supported, take on life by their own two feet, and giving them the chance to leap out and express themselves in all the ways that show up.
What outdoor experience has been most impactful for you?
The times that have been most impactful have been hiking and walking with good company, whether it’s with nature itself or good friends.
The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is…
I remember seeing Trevor Hall live, and his poetry, song writing, and emotion within his music inspires me.
Which teacher in your life affected you greatly? How?
It’s funny that this comes up because a teacher who inspired me when I was younger was Aaron Gardner (currently the Oak Grove Middle School Humanities and English teacher). He supported me in a spoken word poem when I was a teenager, and the raw support of that craft has definitely stuck with me to this day.
Name something that nobody knows about you.
That I love creating art through making videos, music, poetry, and dance.
Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.
Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.
I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland because of the beautiful land.
What is your most bizarre OGS experience?
Having poetry club at the gazebo and having two deer come close by while we shared poetry club with the high schoolers.
Share a hilarious OGS experience.
Coming to the front office wrapped up in jackets, scarves, and a beanie on a hot summer day because the office is freezing.