I have a passion for teaching because I have a passion for kids. I set high standards for myself in the classroom and strive to get better at my profession every day. I currently teach 6th graders U.S. History. I received my Masters in Teaching from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. I got off to a great start thanks to the faculty there. I was lucky enough to student-teach with one of the best teachers I've ever known--and he influenced me greatly. I have been inspired by the teaching of Ron Clark and the work of many other educators. Most importantly, however, I have been influenced by the work Jesus Christ did during his life and in His death and resurrection. To Him be the glory.