University of Notre Dame – B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. Political Science (1995)

I joined the Parkmont team in 2019, teaching math and science in the upper school program. I worked for 20-plus years at Emerson Preparatory, another small, local, private high school with a unique character, where I was a science and math teacher, as well as the Dean of Faculty, and the Associate Head of School over the years. Parkmont seemed like a natural fit to continue with the style of teaching, students, and community that I had connected so strongly with over those years – offering small class sizes, a welcoming and connected faculty, and a focus on engaging whole students, rather than just pushing for academic excellence. I have lived in Adams Morgan or Mt. Pleasant my entire time in DC. I like science, math, sci-fi, games, sports – and was very active in the ultimate frisbee scene of DC (until the pandemic, so it is one of the things I look forward to most on the other side!)