I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher from the moment (when I was in kindergarten) that I set up my chalkboard easel and taught my stuffed animals. I spent my high school years tutoring and continued to do so throughout college. While at the University of Richmond--Go Spiders!--I also was a Writing Center tutor and was an assigned writing assistant to numerous classes. My inspiration for teaching came from my parents who met while my mom was teaching French and English and my dad was teaching science. My teachers at Warwick and my professors at Richmond also served as my models for talented educators. During my time at Warwick, I have also served in roles outside the classroom, and right now, I am a co-advisor for National Honor Society. As one of the leaders of this organization, I enjoy doing numerous community service projects with the members. Throughout my career, I have truly loved getting to know my students--their interests, their passions, and their aspirations. it has always been my goal to have a positive impact on my students and to recognize them for their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.