I really enjoy teaching at EHS because of my supportive colleagues and our well-rounded students. As a faculty member, I am surrounded by bright, loving, and energized people that are willing to offer support and advice on a professional and personal level. As a teacher and a coach, I appreciate how our students can explore their curious, creative, spiritual, and competitive natures. The Four Pillars spur us to educate the whole person, and I enjoy getting to play a role in that.
I love building and managing a class culture of mutual respect. I organize my lessons and activities so that I can be poised, confident, and assertive while also being nurturing and supportive to each student in my classroom. I like to relate topics to past concepts and real-world applications to keep my students focused and productive. Additionally, I work on building students’ confidence by starting with what they can do and then encouraging each student to reach his or her maximum potential by seeing me in tutorials for one-one conferencing.
One of the most important skills I’ve learned in math and sports is how to push yourself through hard work in difficult times. I think that small failures at this point in our students’ lives can lead to big successes in the future. I love challenging students and players to sacrifice their time and effort when trying to overcome a difficult problem, and seeing those little “light bulb” moments that lead to the development of self-confidence and character growth.