Performing Arts Teacher
Favorite Quote: "The only thing better than singing is more singing." - Ella Fitzgerald
Academic Support Instructor
What I love about teaching: How excited children become when they accomplish something that was once a struggle for them - they realize they can do anything.
3rd/4th Grade Teacher
I love teaching because it is almost completely impossible to have a truly bad day around these kids. I often wonder who is teaching who?
Middle School Social Studies
"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." Robert Kennedy
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity." Amelia Earhart.
“Wanderer, there are no trails, trails are made by walking” -Antonio Machado
4th Grade Teacher & Vice Principal
Favorite quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” –Dr. Seuss
Recently read: Teach Like Your Hair Was on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith
Inspiration: Beechwood's resilient kids inspire me every single day! Their willingness to face challenges with smiles and enthusiasm fills my heart.
Physical Education Teacher
What I love about teaching: Beechwood teachers love what we do and truly care about the well-being of each child. We are focused on producing good students as well as good citizens.
5th Grade Teacher
Favorite Quote: "Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen"- Conan O'Brien
Favorite Quote: "The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Philpotts
1st Grade Teacher
Favorite Quote: "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow"-Anthony J. D'Angelo
Academic Support Instructor
Favorite Quote: "Working hard is important. But there's something that matters even more. Believing in yourself"-Harry Potter
Favorite quote: "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C.S. Lewis
2nd & 3rd Grade Teacher
Favorite quote: “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt by the heart.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Academic Support Coordinator
Favorite Quote: "The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves." – Joseph Campbell
Loves: Family and working with youth. "As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls." Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator
What Inspires Me: I draw my inspiration from all the adversity I have faced in my life. What was supposed to break me down has instead made me resilient and has put me on the path towards success and happiness.