North Hampton School Administration
I am excited to start my 5th year as Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services in North Hampton. It is exciting to work with enthusiastic professionals who have the willingness and creativity to generate programming to meet our dynamic student needs. By working as a collaborative team, students have the best opportunity to thrive academically and social-emotionally.
I have worked in SAU21 since 2010. I was hired as a Special Education Case Manager at Seabrook Middle School and stayed there for 5 years before joining the North Hampton staff in 2015. Prior to Seabrook I was a Middle and High School English and Social Studies teacher in Guam and Belgium.
I am very happy to be welcomed this year into the North Hampton School community as the Curriculum Coordinator. My work with the talented and dedicated teachers of North Hampton is focused on the the reflective and iterative cycle of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for our students’ learning. This is an exciting time in education, and I could not imagine a better place to be doing this work.
A little bit about me:
Having grown up in Texas, I attended Texas A&M and the University of North Texas, earning BAs in English and Mathematics. After moving to New England, I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of New Hampshire and continue my education with advanced graduate studies coursework at Plymouth State University and the UL-SCALE Institute at Stanford University.
My teaching experiences range from elementary enrichment to AP Calculus, and I have taught in both Texas and New Hampshire, public and private schools, and multiple content areas. While K-12 math has been my bread and butter, I have also enjoyed teaching middle school science and doing literacy research in elementary classrooms. I taught in both PreK-8 and high school and was an adjunct professor and department coordinator.
I first began my work in curriculum leadership in Dallas, Texas in 2004 at the Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Most recently I was an Academic Dean for Timberlane’s secondary schools from 2014 to 2018. I have witnessed powerful advancements in education as a result of compelling research and the desire to meet the changing needs of 21st century learners. I love this work!
My husband, Steve, and I have been raising our family in Hampton Falls since 2007. Our son, a 2017 graduate of Winnacunnet High School, currently attends Colby Sawyer College while our daughter is a senior at Winnacunnet. Cooper and Tucker, our two Golden Retrievers, can often be found running with us on the streets or beaches of the Seacoast.