To teach or not to teach

A month ago I wrote about why I decided not to teach. Now I would like to tell you a little bit about why I'm changing my mind. After graduating college I keep getting a feeling that there is so much I don’t know about who I am and where I want to go in... Continue Reading →


Why I decided not to teach and how the leaders in public ed are changing my mind

  I always thought I wanted to be a teacher, but the more I explored the profession and the systems that surround it the more I changed my mind. When Wisconsin’s Act 10 was introduced and passed, I was a junior in high school and I paid close attention to the discussions arising from the... Continue Reading →

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start"--Nido Qubein

Somewhere in the middle: Transitions

At certain points in life I get to feeling like I’m supposed to have everything figured out. When I feel this way my anxiety increases and bouts of panic and worry pour over me. In reality I’m building on the successes of my past, but in the moment it feels like I’m being forced to start... Continue Reading →

Somewhere in the middle

I’ve had a few points in my life where I felt that surely the walls around me were going to crumble down. It sounds dramatic but it’s truly how I felt. I’ve had times when I’ve been paralyzed with fears that I knew were irrational but they never the less kept me from moving. And... Continue Reading →

"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." -- Thomas Jefferson


*Warning, this blog post contains explicit language. I promise it's for good reason. I love skiing at the Northwood Ski trails (Golf Course trails) in Rhinelander, WI. It’s where I spent most of my time learning how to cross country ski so I know every twist and turn of the trail by heart--so much so... Continue Reading →

WASC Leadership Camp

It is such a privilege to be a part of the WASC. For the past 7 years I have spent a week of my summer learning, working, and growing with student leaders from around the state of WI (and a few from as far as Spain). I can honestly say I am the person I... Continue Reading →

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