New teachers face tremendous challenges when they step foot into Oklahoma classrooms for the first…
What do you do at TLI?
Work with school leaders! As the Director of Leadership Programs, I run our School Leader Cohort — a year-long fellowship that includes summer training, weekly one-on-one coaching, and opportunities for school leaders to collaborate, share with, and learn from each other.
How did your career path lead you to TLI?
I know from experience that leadership can be lonely. I’ve been a teacher, a teacher coach, a school leader, and a curriculum writer. After this time in schools craving more individual support than I ever actually got, I knew I wanted to provide support to school leaders. TLI allowed me to do exactly what I wanted to do — what I had actually wanted for myself — to give leaders the consistent, individual support they deserve.
What is your favorite thing about doing this work?
Getting to spend time with the hardest-working, most kind-hearted, smart, caring, inspiring leaders in Tulsa!
What do you hope for students in Oklahoma?
For our Oklahoma students, I hope for rigorous content and excellent instruction. I want our students to be challenged, inspired, and met with the high expectations they deserve.
What else should we know about you?
I am a Tulsa native, and happy to be back after more than a decade in the Northeast. Outside of TLI, I am hanging out with my family — Dan, my husband, and our two kids, Lucy and Nino.