My move from the ATP into the classroom was a natural transition. I have always felt that the ATP prepared me well for my experiences as an English teacher. Most important to my development was the program’s insistence that we reflect on our teaching practice through things like video reviews of our classroom teaching, journaling, and observations by professors and peers. When my unexpected move to administration happened in 2003 I fell back on communication and organizational skills I learned while at Austin College – it was at that time that I fully began to understand the value of a liberal arts education. While I believe that no one course could have prepared me for what I have experienced as an administrator, I am comfortable saying that the variety of courses I experienced and and relationships I developed while at Austin College prepared me well for a job that is rarely the same from day to day.
Undergrad at Austin College, class of 1996
ATP grad – January 1998.
English teacher at Jesuit College Preparatory School, 1997-2003
Assistant Principal – Jesuit College Prep, 2003-2011
Principal – Jesuit College Prep, 2011-present
Jesuit Board of Trustee ex-oficio member, 2011-present
Good Shepherd Episcopal School Board of Trustees member, 2013-present