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I was born and raised on Nantucket. I graduated NHS in 1992 and went on to obtain my BA in English Teaching in 1996 and my MA in Secondary Education in 1999 from the University of New Hampshire. Following graduation, I traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. My adventures took me from Portugal all the way to Indonesia and many places in between. Throughout my travels, I not only learned a lot about other people and their cultures, but also about myself; this experience has been a cornerstone of who I am in the classroom, and I’m so glad I took the time to do it. I began teaching 8th grade English in the spring of 2000, and have been in the same position ever since. I love my content area but I also love teaching middle school students. I continue to improve both my curriculum and my craft as a teacher. I’m always looking for new ways to reach every student that enters my classroom.