Department and Program Affiliations:
Foreign Language, Middle School
B.A., Classics, University of Virginia
M.T.S., History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This is my first year at Norfolk Academy.
Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
My best mentors were teachers. An educator is someone who is supposed to "lead" (Latin, ducere) the student "forth" (Latin, e/ex), in other words, to help the student become an independent human being capable of leading a meaningful life and contributing to society. There can be no free society without educators in the original sense, and that was appealing to me.
What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
I love the school's history and consider it an honor to teach some of the best and brightest students in Tidewater Virginia.
Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...it is an institution that has withstood the test of time in its commitment to excellence and fosters true community through its distinct traditions.
Last book read:
Seneca's Letters (Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium - Latin for "Moral Letters to Lucilius) by Seneca.
What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Horseback riding and hunting
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A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Fun fact your students might find surprising:
As a high school freshman, I set a Virginia state weightlifting record for my weight class.
“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...a mother and a Latin teacher.