Hello, Quincy! I am so excited to be starting my second year as your faculty dean. I look forward to getting to know you, experiencing Quincy’s time-honored traditions with you, and working with our team to make Quincy a welcoming and supportive community for everyone.
Outside of the FD role, I am an assistant professor in the School of Education at Salem State University. I adore my job because I get to do everything I love to do - teach future public school teachers; collaborate with colleagues on a variety of teacher-focused research projects; and help lead efforts to recruit and retain students of color who are aspiring teachers. My anti-racist work at Salem State informs what I do, and hope to do, at Quincy and vice versa.
I grew up in Isleton, California, a small farming community with a population of 900. My parents ran a gambling establishment, in our home, where members of our community gathered daily to play cards. My parents made everyone who came into our home feel welcomed and cared for. I hope I can be like them!
When we are not working, we are spending time with our two boys (Justin, 10, and Nate, 6). Justin loves baseball and chess. He’s always up for a pick-up game! Nate likes to invent with tape, string and a variety of materials. And if you break anything, he will think of ways to fix it. As a family, we often take nature walks and look for creatures big and small.
I also go for runs around Fresh Pond. (I’m the opposite of an ambitious runner - I run short distances very slowly.)
Please don’t hesitate to reach out and share what’s on your mind!