Interviewed by Fatima Az-Zahraa Dadou
To get started, please tell a bit about yourself and how you became Executive Director at Calvert.
I studied film production and directing in my undergraduate university, but have always had an affinity toward education. I entered the field of education through a teacher program called Teach for America. I taught elementary school for a number of years before I delved into the world of online education and homeschooling as a curriculum specialist and instructional designer for a virtual school. I enjoy thinking outside the box and developing creative paths for students to learn through technology and non-traditional classrooms. I was attracted to Calvert because it provides a rigorous academic program with a legacy of success and student achievement. I assumed the role of School Administrator (Principal) of the Calvert Academies in late August, and I am thrilled to be a part of a thriving new addition to Calvert.
What are some of the roles you have at Calvert and which do you enjoy?
I began working for Calvert Education in 2009 as a Senior Instructional Designer and Manager of Curriculum Development. In these roles, I developed interactive lessons and activities, and I oversaw all the writing of new courses and enhancements to existing courses in Calvert’s K-8 program.
In 2012, I began working for Maryland Public Television, and then returned to Calvert in April of 2015 in the role of Curriculum Manager, where I continue to oversee the development of Calvert courses. I enjoy this work because it allows me to be creative about how best to deliver and support learning for students.
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