2017-18 will be my seventh year teaching at Helena High. I am also a graduate of HHS–class of 2002!
At Helena High, I have taught English IV:C (British Literature and Mythology) since 2011, Science Fiction since 2012, and I am taking on AP Language for the first time this year. I also taught English II from 2011-2017.
Outside of regular school hours, I am an assistant coach for the Speech and Debate team, with a particular focus on Interpretation events and Memorized Public Address. In addition, in 2016-17 I established the HHS Travel Club with a lot of help from Mr. Hussey. The group traveled to the UK and Ireland with Education First (EF) Tours over Spring Break, but sadly I was not be able to go with them on this inaugural trip, as my daughter was only about three months old! In 2017-18, we will be raising money and recruiting a new group of students to visit France, Germany, and the Alps, and this time I may be able to travel.
This summer was a big one for me: My fiance and I tied the knot the day after I got all my grades turned in, and we took our 7 month old daughter with us on a honeymoon to the Oregon Coast. It was her first time seeing the ocean, and it was nice to have a break from the 100F temperatures we had at home at that time. Although I am sorry to leave behind all the time I was able to spend with my little one during the summer, I think she is looking forward to bonding with her new friends at daycare, as I am looking forward to getting back to the structure of school and meeting my new classes.
Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Education from the University of Oregon, Eugene
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in English Literature from the University of Montana, Missoula
High School Diploma from Helena High