I graduated from Middlebury College in 1994 with a degree in English, and then, several years later, obtained my Master's Degree in Education through The University of Vermont. I love teaching English. I truly believe, as was said in the movie Dead Poets' Society, "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." My goal is that every student leaves my class with a heightened confidence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. I also hope that students develop an excitement for, and love of, English.