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I am a teacher of all ages, from elementary students to seniors.


I began my career after receiving my teaching degree through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I taught high school English at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park and the University of Chicago Laboratory School in Chicago.


I then turned to college teaching, where I taught at Columbia College Chicago’s First Year Writing Program. I presented several talks on bringing the college’s yearly Critical Encounters theme into the classroom.

In 2014, I taught a Poetry Workshop and Discussion Group for the Lincoln Park Village with my partner and fellow poet, Todd McCarty. Together we worked with seniors, ages ranging from 70-90, to become deeper readers and writers.



Private Tutor

As a private tutor, I coach and mentor students from elementary to high school age. I have worked with students on improving their vocabulary, preparation for ACT and SAT, essay writing, and creative writing.





Photograph by Julia Siegel Photography

from A Day of Victories, 2014


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