A tenured professor, author, and coach dedicated to helping teachers love their jobs
I’m here to sit down with you and strategize the tough stuff.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a teacher in my very core. Now, after decades of years of teaching at the collegiate level and mentoring professors, I’ve learned there is nothing more exciting to me than helping people who spend their lives helping others. I love creative problem solving, and have spent my whole career collecting strategies to help me become a better teacher without killing myself in the process.
So what does this mean for you?
The first thing you will learn about me is that I’ve been where you are—ready to quit, wondering if you can make it another day, wondering:
How can it be Monday again? I’ve got nothing more to give these students. How can I keep doing this impossible teaching job? When am I supposed to do my research and writing? Is there anything I can do to make this life easier?
I want to help you remember what you loved about this wonderful career in the first place, because that’s what I needed when I started.
Let’s strategize together about how to set boundaries so that your career doesn’t take over your whole life. I’m here for you.
A few fun facts
- I’m the mom of a teenaged boy who is a nationally-ranked bowler. I never thought I’d know so much about oil patterns, reactive cores, and bowling centers.
- I love Chicago sports, especially the Bears and the Cubs.
- I live for silent retreats.
- I aspire to the simplicity of Marie Kondo and the faithful confidence of Julian of Norwich.