-In a nutshell

Teacher.

Here in a small school.
In an old town.

On the east side of a River Valley.
In a state where Adams and Adams debated liberty in pubs.

I have a half dozen of these mini bio’s scattered around the internet. I never know what to say and I feel undo pressure to be clever and witty. I think if I tell you that I’m a nerdy, working-mom, bibliophile – who craves ice coffee, music I can sing to, and good conversation- you would get the gist.

I can also tell you that I have worked at Hopkins Academy since 2005. I started at Hopkins after getting my master’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in English Literature from UMass Amherst. Before grad school I worked in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  There I answered the door, greeted visitors, rubbed elbows with a former surgeon general and a future president of Dartmouth College, built the department website, fought daily with a copy machine, and learned about all manner of infectious disease.  To be so qualified for that job, I had gotten a bachelor’s degree in English and women’s studies from the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, I concentrated on American Literature, on-campus violence prevention, and attending basketball games. I also spent a semester in Ireland studying Irish politics and literature.

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