I grew up in Chicago, IL in a family similar to the family in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Growing up with over 150 loud family members taught me the necessary skills for teaching- compassion, patience, and controlling chaos. I completed an education degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Upon graduation, I taught my first year in Denver at Hamilton Middle School as an English Language Development teacher. On the week-ends you can find me reading, hiking, playing volleyball, and eating Nutella by the spoonful. I am looking forward to an exciting year teaching and learning with students!