Welcome to my blog! This is a place to…

practice courage, vulnerability, openness, introspection, and awareness

explore the lens with which I see the world as a human being, educator, healer, artist, and mother

challenge old paradigms about education, family, race, and culture

honor identity and difference through empathic exchange with myself and others

to be one more voice for change towards a more loving, diverse, inclusive world in all spaces including our homes, classrooms, places of worship, and hearts

With this blog, I am joining converging global conversations around hard topics that affect our families, schools, and communities every day. I am not joining these conversations as an expert but as a human being who is willing to see things as they are – despite the pain and discomfort that it may cause – and take small daily steps to make a difference.

I am a woman of many passions.  I love my family fiercely and enjoy nothing more than to spend quality time with my husband and three amazing daughters. I devote myself wholeheartedly to everything I undertake, sometimes to the point of obsession.  So you can say that I’ve tried a few different career paths in my life. I have done the full-time artist thing, performing in musicals at local theatre companies by night and being your school’s artist in residency by day.  I have bravely taught pre-school and elementary school music.

Most recently, I have landed in the independent school world as an elementary school Spanish teacher.  My work with World Languages and Culture has brought me to the vast world of diversity, equity, and justice during a time when this work could not be more important.  This work draws me inward to discover places within myself that I didn’t know were there.  This work also expands me so that every day I have a greater capacity to connect with and impact my students and community in ways that I never knew were possible.

So here goes nothing. A new blog. A journey of words and discovery.

I hope that my words will connect with you in some way. Thanks for reading!