Who am I?

  • I am a community college teacher turned faculty developer
  • I am dedicated to supporting inclusive online teaching and learning experiences to support the needs of all students.
  • I believe online courses are key to expanding access to higher education for those who do not have the privilege to be on-campus full-time.
  • I work each day to be cognizant of the privileges granted to me and the impact these privileges have on others.
  • I believe that community colleges are vital to improving the social mobility of Americans, particularly those from minoritized populations.
  • I believe teaching matters.
  • I believe each student brings knowledge and experiences into a class and it is up to educators to ensure the environments in which they learn are designed to recognize and value this diversity.
  • I believe that instructor-student relationships are the connective tissue of teaching and learning, especially for students who have been taught their entire lives that they aren't college material.
  • I believe that college professors must more fully support the non-cognitive aspects of learning.
  • I believe equity gaps in higher education are the result of systemic barriers that will only be improved when more educators take a seat at the equity table.