I am so thrilled to have landed here at Hanger Hall! It is such a fantastic and dynamic place to be. I moved to Asheville with my family in September 2018 after having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years. My husband, Tom, and I are both from the East Coast originally (Tom is from upstate NY, and I am from outside of DC and PA). We knew that we wanted to be closer to our respective families so that our daughter, Louise (Lou), could have more opportunities to see them as she grows up. We had visited Asheville many times as we have great friends that live here and fell in love with the mountains, the rivers, the music and all that living here offers.
I have spent the last twelve years of my career working in schools with students diagnosed with learning differences. I was most recently the Assistant Head of School at Compass High School in San Mateo, CA. In addition, I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and have enjoyed working with students (and their parents!) on post-secondary pursuits in a small private practice. My undergraduate years were spent at UNC-Chapel Hill and this is where my love for NC began. GO HEELS!
Having attended an all girl schools from 3rd through 10th grade, I can attest to the incredible foundation that this type of schooling provided me. Now as an educator and administrator, I have always hoped that I could find my way to an all girls school that shared my beliefs in educating the whole child. I have found that Hanger Hall not only leads with a strong focus on academics but also on focuses intently on nurturing the social-emotional development of all its students.
I so look forward to seeing you around campus, and please feel free to pop by my office any time!