Having faced my own challenges throughout my educational journey, I know firsthand what it feels like to grapple with difficulties alone, without receiving the specific assistance I needed.
In 7th grade, I started to fail algebra. Unaware at the time, the mismatch between the one-size-fits-all teaching approach and my need for concrete examples and repeated practice was the actual problem causing my learning struggles. This experience negatively impacted my perception of myself as a student and discouraged me from learning math through my college years. My personal journey has fueled my unwavering commitment to using my experience and training to support others who may be facing similar obstacles.
My journey in education began as a special educator in public schools, and over the years, I have been fortunate to work in various roles across independent schools, universities, and clinics. These roles include educational evaluator, student services coordinator, adjunct professor, middle school learning specialist, associate director of learning services, educational therapist, action researcher, and SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) facilitator.