Special Education and Art Education Teacher
My interest in education began as a teenager when I spent summers caring for individuals with special needs at Pine Tree Camp in Maine. This experience stoked my love for working with children, particularly those with learning differences. Another important facet of my life has always been making and creating. During adolescence, my art teachers were a crucial support system and art was an essential form of self-expression and growth for me. I received a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2016. Then in 2018, I earned my Master’s in Education at the University of Texas at Austin and became certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). As a BCBA I learned the importance of capturing a student’s motivation and creating a relevant and meaningful learning environment. This exposure equipped me with the tools to identify and implement best practices to achieve meaningful outcomes for every learner. Most recently, I returned to school to pursue classroom teaching certification with a focus on Studio Art and Special Education. I am committed to help students discover a healthy love for learning with creativity and the arts as a core focus. I am excited to join my passions in my roles at New Roots.