Q: What department are you working in, and what classes are you teaching?
A: I’m in the Physical Education/Wellness Department. I am teaching PE-1 and Adapted PE.
Q: Where are you from? What’s your educational background?
A: I am from Glen Ellyn and attended Glenbard South a LONG time ago. For my undergrad, I went to Western Illinois to study kinesiology.
Q: What was your previous job prior to coming to Central?
A: I have been a teacher for seven years. My first teaching position was with SASED (The School Association for Special Education in DuPage) teaching the blind and visually impaired for PE. Prior to Central, I taught at Jackson Middle School in Villa Park for six years.
Q: What are your hobbies or interests outside of work?
A: My hobbies/interests outside of school include spending time with family and friends, workout classes, and watching the White Sox, preferably when they win.
Q: Why did you become a teacher?
A: I love making an impact on students’ lives and inspiring them to value a physically active lifestyle.
Q: What is a philosophy you hold about teaching, or, what can students expect from you?
A: I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day to establish a class culture for each student to experience success.