List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • MY PRIMARY ROLE AT THACHER

    I’m the director of studies.
  • I KNEW I WANTED TO WORK AT THACHER WHEN

    I visited campus and saw first hand the incredible sense of community.
  • WHEN NOT TEACHING I CAN BE FOUND

    Reading books with my son Joseph, exploring nearby cities, hiking, trying to master a handstand in a yoga class.
  • THE BOOK, MOVIE, WORK OF ART, OR PIECE OF MUSIC I CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT

    Impossible! All of Elizabeth Bishop’s poems and letters, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss, Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure and Henri Matisse’s Open Window Collioure, 1914 are the works—among many—that I find keep me in the best company.
  • WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP (WHEN I WAS 10)

    An English teacher!
  • FAVORITE JOB PERKS

    Working with such a talented group of faculty and students.
  • FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH

    Big cities to get lost in—New York, Bangkok, London, Paris.
  • FAVORITE PLACE IN MY IMAGINATION

    All the worlds I’ve encountered—and am always encountering—in books.
  • SINCE YOU ASKED ME TO BRAG, HERE'S THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT I'M MOST PROUD OF

    Playing a role in creating a diverse, experiential, rigorous, and bold curriculum at my previous school.
  • FAVORITE PLACE AT THACHER

    I’m brand new, and every day I’m discovering spectacular aspects of this campus, but right now the view from the Outdoor Chapel is pretty hard to beat.
  • HARDLY ANYBODY KNOWS THAT I

    Met my husband Jay on a bocce team in Brooklyn.
  • WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP (NOW)

    I can’t imagine any job better than the one I’m lucky enough to have here at Thacher.
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