I began teaching in 2003 at Newburgh Free Academy and joined Excelsior as the founding science teacher in 2014, after serving as Lead Teacher for the science department. As a graduate of Newburgh and as someone who loves the outdoors, my desire to teach NFA students about the environment and what they can do to protect it comes very naturally to me.
One of my favorite experiences was exploring the volcanos in Hawaii and recognizing how the islands are still expanding. It is amazing to see how the contrasting ecosystems are situated right next to one another; on the same island there exists a lush, green paradise in one section and still flowing lava beds in another.
In addition to teaching and learning, I love to hike, bike, swim, run, and spend time with my family, both in New York and in Florida, where my second home and favorite beach is.