“Horizons is important to me because I can continue building relationships with youth and families, through sharing experiences, listening to their goals and ambitions, and supporting their academic and social-emotional needs. Horizons is an organization that understands for our future youth to succeed they need the supports from an entire community. Horizons has impacted me by allowing me to make and build new rewarding relationships with families, participate and observe the growth, struggles, and successes and of students, and to advocate for the needs of future youth.”
- Years Working at Horizons: 3
- Grade You Currently Teach: Middle School Science (5-8) in the Brockton Public School District
- What Do You Teach at Horizons: English & Language Arts and S.T.E.A.M. for the Middle School Program
- Favorite Book: It, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, A Long Walk to Water, Just Like Jackie
Why did you start teaching? I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. My love and respect for education were instilled in me by my grandparents, who raised me. I have always been a proponent of providing educational opportunities for the under-represented, especially from the inner-city of Boston, where I was born and raised.
What tips do you have for students starting off the new year? I would advise students to take time to organize themselves, so they do not become overwhelmed with learning whether their learning environment is remote, hybrid, or on-site. Additionally, if a student's learning environment is remote or hybrid, they should have a dedicated space for online learning and studying.