Hoşgeldiniz! Bienvenido! Welcome!
It's nearly that time of year again! And, whether you're a student or a parent, if you're here visiting my page, it's a big one! The transition to high school is both exciting and trying- expectations are higher and the work is tougher; but the opportunities for growth are greater. You'll learn a lot about yourself this year. You'll learn a lot about the world. Some of that will be through the pages of literature. I look forward to playing witness to your journey.
So, a little bit about me: My own journey took me through Hargrave High School half my life ago. I was once that trembling freshman sitting in Mr. Perry's classroom. I graduated in 2005, a member of the last senior class to go through the building that now serves as a middle school. Since then, my story has unfolded in ways my freshman self could not have imagined- much of that thanks to the time I spent here as a student. I went to HBU on a full-tuition scholarship and picked up a B.A. in Sociology and another in Public Policy. I've had the opportunity to travel the world (Australia and Antarctica are the only continents I've yet to visit). I spent four years teaching overseas and even picked up a few languages. Now I find myself back at Hargrave, sitting on the other side of the desk, loving every minute of it.
My interests outside of school include: travel, language learning, linguistics, writing, hiking, long conversations, podcasts, and walks with my pups, Clark and Gable.
I look forward to seeing you in class!