List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary role at Thacher

    Honors Psychology teacher and dorm head of Casa.
  • Favorite job perks

    Amazing students, the weather, fresh oranges and avocados, the wonderful Dining Hall staff and Maintenance Department, the views.
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    I visited for the first time. I felt so at home.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here's the professional accomplishment I'm most proud of

    When my senior advisees told me that I ...empower girls to be the strong and independent girls that they truly are.
  • When not in the teaching I can be found

    Out on a morning run, walking our dog, or watching sports (my kids’ games, Thacher events, the Sox/Pats/Celtics).
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    Our back patio (on the couch, in the outdoor shower, at the table with good company and good food) around sunset.
  • Favorite place on earth

    Queenstown, New Zealand; Vancouver, British Columbia; Flathead Lake, Montana; Ojai.
  • Favorite place in my imagination

    Singing Thunder Road with Bruce Springsteen.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    My playlists; our family sabbatical photo project; A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving).
  • Hardly anybody knows that I

    Lived in Georgia for five years growing up and had a thick southern accent. All it takes is about five minutes of conversation with someone from the south or an episode of Friday Night Lights and I’m throwing “y’all” around like I never left.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A photojournalist.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    As thoughtful, giving, energetic, and beloved by her children as my mom.
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