I chose Operation TEACH because I was excited to explore a new area of the country while simultaneously growing personally, spiritually, and professionally. The Operation TEACH program offers me the opportunity to grow as a person, as a Catholic, and as a teacher.
The STEM program at Notre Dame gave me the content knowledge and confidence I needed to create authentic experiences for my students. Now, I am able to capitalize on my creativity and passion for developing meaningful learning opportunities in the early childhood setting. I have also taken on multiple leadership roles in Baltimore City Schools by creating professional developments and curriculum for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers. Currently, I am collaborating with other educators by presenting at conferences such as MAEOE and working with my team on a special 100Kin10 project.