As Dean of Instruction at GEMS, I collaborate with our K-8 teachers to plan and implement engaging learning experiences. I began my education career with Teach for America Los Angeles, teaching elementary and middle school math. Later I honed project-based learning design and instructional methods as a math and science teacher and leadership fellow within the High Tech High organization. There I earned my administrator’s credential and my M.Ed. in School Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. When I am not at school I love to travel, read, explore the outdoors, run, and cook.