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Statement on Religious Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and the January 6th, 2021 Attack on the Capitol

As an educator, my role is always shifting, based on the needs of my students. Following the January 6th, 2021 attacks on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., I spent the majority of my day re-assuring my 9 year olds that they were safe, praying with them for protection amidst the violence, and helping themContinue reading “Statement on Religious Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and the January 6th, 2021 Attack on the Capitol”

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Day 1 of Blended Learning

At long last, a group of 5 students from third grade became my first blended learning students yesterday! As a new teacher to this school, the majority of these students I had met just once before, at their First Communion Service. In some ways, having students come into the classroom after I had seen theirContinue reading “Day 1 of Blended Learning”

Personal Reflections: Pace, Emptying, and Receiving from God

Lately, I’ve been pushing myself to my limits in both faith/ministry and teaching. There have been times that I press in joyful intensity for what I do, and other times out of necessity, as coronavirus takes me in directions I would not have otherwise chosen (for example, meeting all of my students this year forContinue reading “Personal Reflections: Pace, Emptying, and Receiving from God”

Classroom Design 2020: Stirring up the Peace of God

As I’ve been preparing to welcome small groups of students back come Mid-October, I’ve been as intentional as possible to create a calming classroom space. Here are some elements I’ve chosen to include to develop that kind of atmosphere for my students. As many plants as possible With the help of a handful of donors,Continue reading “Classroom Design 2020: Stirring up the Peace of God”

Nearly Nine Months of Trusting God

God’s faithfulness to me this past year in providing answered prayer cannot be understated. Here is a brief summary of how God met me in my convictions and used obedience for radical change. October 2019: Decided that I would be leaving my previous District of Columbia Public Schools teaching context. I did not know itContinue reading “Nearly Nine Months of Trusting God”