- Instructor of English Language
B.A. in English and Journalism from Grace College, Indiana
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaїs Nin
In my many travels, whether through life or through literature, this principle by Nin has certainly held true with each new experience. After completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007, I moved to Cambodia and spent a year teaching English as a foreign language. In 2008, I returned to the U.S. and decided to pursue teaching full time, entering the transition to teaching program at Grace College in Indiana. I completed this program, and then I moved to Bangkok, Thailand, to teach British and World Literature and coach girls’ varsity soccer at International Community School. During my program, I met my husband Adam, now a former Airman in the U.S. Air Force. We were married after my year in Bangkok and were stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I taught English at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and advised student council. We moved to North Carolina in the summer of 2014, and I began teaching a variety of English courses at Gray Stone Day School.
I am excited to be able to share my experiences, my passion, and my enthusiasm for literature, grammar, and especially for writing. As a writer myself, I am honored to guide the students at Gray Stone in the area of my own expertise.