Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Eighth Grade Advisor
American University, B.A. in Elementary Education
Harvard University, Graduate Certificate in School Management and Leadership
Joined Friends Academy: 2023
Favorite Book (Children’s or Otherwise): Tsuru no Ongaeshi (“The Crane Wife”)
What is your favorite thing about working at Friends Academy? Collaborating with teachers to design innovative and creative classroom practices to enhance students’ learning experiences.
What do you love to do outside of school? Explore the outdoors and restaurants of Rhode Island!
Fun Fact: I have enjoyed more than 20 years as an educator in high-achieving schools in New York City and international schools in Asia. Being biracial and bilingual (Japanese and English), I highly value independent school education because of its student-centered curriculum that welcomes different voices.