Your Position? Unconditional Education Coach/School Systems Manager
What led you to your current position?
I started off working in education by teaching in an intensive English program for study abroad students at a local college. Though I liked working in a school, I wasn't feeling fulfilled by my work. I made the big switch to completing a term of service with AmeriCorps and worked in an elementary school program. I was inspired by the impact one person could make on a child's education and became passionate about finding gap closing practices to support students who have been historically under-served. When I interviewed with Seneca, I felt a renewed sense of excitement to learn about an organization that was committed to serving all children.
I have a rescue dog named Marley. She has an aggressive snaggle tooth and loves to eat kimchi.
What does your average day look like?
What I love most about my day is that it's always different! Some days I might be pushing into classrooms to teach social emotional lessons to students and other days you can find me coaching teachers on Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS). I also lead the school's Culture and Climate team (C3), along with the Coordination of Services Team (COST). Aside from using way too many acronyms at my job, I enjoy supporting our school in making data driven decisions to improve school systems and create inclusive classrooms!
Why do you do this work?
Most of my friends laugh when they hear that I'm working in education because I wasn't the biggest fan of school as a kid! Growing up in the community in which I'm now serving led me to ask questions and find innovative ways to break down the barriers that prevent students from accessing their education. This work provides me with an immeasurable sense of purpose knowing the far reaching effects of supporting all students unconditionally!