With thirty years of experience working in independent school and college administration, I feel fortunate to be part of the Good Shepherd community. I earned a bachelor’s degree at Davidson College and a master’s degree in education at Wake Forest University. I began my career in communications as a work study student at Davidson and have continued learning about the ever-changing communications industry and administration through jobs at Davidson, Dartmouth College, and several independent schools across the country.
My family is a loyal bunch. My husband, oldest daughter, son, and I graduated from Davidson College. My youngest chose a different path and graduated from Furman University and is now pursuing a master's degree at William & Mary. In 2024, we will be adding a Virginia Tech Hokie and another Davidson Wildcat to our growing family! We enjoy spending time together, especially over family dinners when we can. The Forest Hill and Westover Hills communities are important to us, as my husband’s mother grew up here, and we still have family in the neighborhood.
I grew up in the Richmond area and graduated from Chesterfield County Public Schools. I earned a BA in history at the University of Virginia and an MA in special education from George Washington University. I have held teaching and administrative positions in both public and independent schools. My specialized training includes elementary mathematics instruction, reading and writing workshop models, and curriculum development.
My husband, Steve, and I lived and worked in different parts of the country before settling in the Boston area for 15 years.We returned to Richmond in 2007, when Steve accepted a faculty position at VCU. I’m a Red Sox fan and also enjoy reading, hiking, and travel. We have two grown children and live in Ginter Park.
I grew up in Staunton and moved to Richmond to attend college. I earned my bachelor of science degree in psychology with a concentration in special education from VCU and my MEd in counselor education from the University of Virginia. I began my career in Henrico County as a high school counselor and then shifted to teaching and academic advising on the college level, before returning to school counseling at The Steward School, where I was the Middle School dean of student support. I have three sons who all attended Good Shepherd during their elementary school years. I am excited to be part of the Good Shepherd community and enjoy working with students and their families.
I spend most of my free time driving my sons around town to their various activities and/or watching them play sports and music. I also love to read, take walks with friends, and visit with family in Bald Head Island.
I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where I completed my BA in art history and history at Emory University. I earned my MA in art history at Boston University (go Terriers!). Prior to joining the faculty at Good Shepherd, I spent six years teaching multiple subjects at both the elementary and middle school levels. I began my career in education as an art teacher, and I love to integrate art lessons into the classroom. When I am not at Good Shepherd, you will find me reading, drawing, running, and eating (preferably Mexican food) with my wife and two kids.
With the wild and wonderful James River Park System in the neighborhood, Good Shepherd Episcopal School is in a prime location to expose students to the wide world of the outdoors. I am proud to be working with our team to create a robust science and outdoor education program and supervising IT at GSES. In addition, I take care of maintenance needs at the school. Nothing is sweeter than a heartfelt “thank you” from a student when something gets fixed!
For 15 years, I was a chemist at a chemical company within the transportation industry. One of my primary responsibilities was to provide seminars and hands-on training to colleagues. I find sharing knowledge with and empowering others greatly satisfying and am thrilled to continue doing so with students.
Outside of school, I love being outdoors. Over the years, I have studied wilderness survival and first aid techniques, making me comfortable and confident in a variety of situations. Whether section hiking large parts of the Appalachian Trail, spending copious amounts of time riding my mountain bike in the backcountry or just goofing off in the woods; I am eager to share my love of the outdoors with students.