Being a part of the Paulo Freire Freedom School community is a privilege. I am excited to join a tradition rooted in using education to create a more socially just world. This is my 14th year as a teacher. Throughout my experiences as a middle and high school teacher, instructional coach, and administrator, my commitment to the physical, mental, emotional, and academic safety of students has remained the core of my educational philosophy. I strive to bring a unique perspective from my lived and learned experiences to the Paulo community while honoring the core values and understandings that make Paulo a fantastically unique learning environment for students and their families.