"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
-William Butler Yeats
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I'm a New Jersey native - born and raised! I taught in New Jersey for six years before making my way out to Pittsburgh and NAI. I'm a reader of everything I can get my hands on and a lifelong learner with a special place in my heart for writing; not only is it one of a culture's most fruitful sources of art and beauty, its importance in every career path and in most walks of life is paramount. For this reason, most of my instruction centers around various types of writing and developing the skills necessary to . Outside of teaching, I'm a big fan of board games and Jeopardy, and during my free time I enjoy acting, playing music, and enjoying a good Netflix binge.
- David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
- Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
- Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
- Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)
- The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
Favorite TV Shows: Friends, The Office, LOST, Queer Eye, Person of Interest, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Vacation: Italy (Amalfi Coast, Florence, & Rome)
Favorite Way To Eat Bacon: Yes