A Little Bit About Me
This year I am running the 124th Boston Marathon on Monday April 20th in support of the students and teachers of Brookline! For the past 20 years I have been able to fulfill my dedication to public service by teaching and leading in some amazing public schools. This year I am thrilled to run again for the second time with Team Brookline to be able to raise funds that will directly impact the incredible students and teachers of Brookline, MA.
Working in the Public Schools of Brookline has been an exceptionally rewarding experience. Much of the work that I did as a teacher in grades 2, 3, and 4 was supported by the generosity of the Brookline Education Foundation (BEF) grant process. I am fortunate to be the recipient of many collaborative grants during my time as a classroom teacher and now as a school based administrator that have directly elevated and enhanced my own practices and in turn lifted our community. As a teacher, with funding from the BEF, I was able to travel to Arizona to support my teaching of the Hopi culture, attend classes at Teacher's College at Columbia University to support my instruction of writing across the curriculum, and so much more. Now as a building based administrator I witness and am able to support the powerful work that so many of our teachers engage in at the Coolidge Corner School because of the opportunities afforded to them by the BEF. As educators in the town of Brookline, through the support of the BEF, we are able to attend high quality professional development workshops and conferences that support our own professional learning so that our students have access to innovative and research based approaches to instruction and engagement.
I am honored to once again be a part of Team Brookline 2020 and take on the challenge of running the historic and iconic course here in Boston. What makes the experience even more meaningful is knowing that with each training run, each mile completed on race day, every step of Heartbreak Hill, I am working to give back to and support a community that I love and respect. I can't wait to stride through the miles in Brookline and high five some of my favorite people around Coolidge Corner on race day!
Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $8,000.00 for the students and teachers of Brookline. I appreciate your support, no matter how big or small, and would love to see you out on the course on April 20th!
About Team Brookline
Team Brookline, the Town of Brookline’s official Boston Marathon team, is a committed group of adult runners who train together for the Boston Marathon while raising funds for five partner charities that play an integral role in strengthening and enriching our community: The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Brookline Education Foundation, Brookline Library Foundation, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and Brookline Teen Center.
In 2019, Team Brookline was in the top 25 of all Boston Marathon charity teams.
Since its inception in 2012, more than 155 runners, supported by friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and each other, as well as local businesses, have raised $1.675 million to strengthen our community and make a true impact in the lives of all who live, work, or go to school in Brookline. When you train and run with Team Brookline, you strengthen our community, expanding access to mental health care, literacy, the arts, youth development programs, and education.
Learn more at www.teambrookline.org.