Curriculum Vitæ



2013-present Supervisor of Technical Support Systems, Lincoln School District 156
2010-2013 Fourth and Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher & Computer Teacher, Hoover Elementary School
2006-2010 Supported Education Aide, Brooks Middle School


2018 (expected) Ed.D. Lewis University, Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning
2013 M.Ed. Lewis University, Educational Leadership and Administration
2010 B.A. Trinity College, Elementary Education
2008 A.A. College of DuPage, Psychology

Research Interests

Pragmatist æsthetics, curricula and pedagogies of creativity


“Critical Autoethnography: A Reflective Practice for Rehumanizing Pedagogies,” Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship, Romeoville, Illinois, 20 April, 2017

“Education of Becoming: The Ethic of Creativity in Dewey’s Democracy and Education,” Dewey’s ‘Democracy and Education’: 100 years on, University of Cambridge, UK, 28 September-1 October, 2016.

“Trust the Students: A Rational Foundation for Humanizing Classroom Interactions,” Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference, Dayton, Ohio, 11-13 September, 2015.

“The Imperative of Trust: Trust in Students as a Foundational Teacher Value,” Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship, Romeoville, Illinois, 16 April, 2015.

“Open Educational Resources,” Taste of Technology Conference, Bellwood, Illinois, 24-26 July, 2012.

“Free Culture,” Self Employment in the Arts Conference, Lisle, Illinois, 25-26 February, 2011.