I live in Boston and teach 10th–12th grade English at Snowden International School, an International Baccalaureate school in Boston Public Schools, where I've been teaching for the past nine years (prior to that I taught in Atlanta, GA). My students come from all over the city, and many of their families come from much further afield—this year alone, I taught students from Guinea, Lebanon, and Somalia as well as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Vietnam.
I'm especially excited to explore media that I don't really know how to talk about, much less teach about: music, dance, calligraphy. I can't wait for our seminar on the blues and the Muslim call to prayer—I took the "Most Southern Place on Earth" NEH course in 2018 and our focus on the blues was one incredible part of an amazing week in the Mississippi Delta. I'm more generally excited to participate in an online class that already seems really thoughtfully developed.
In my free time, I read voraciously, bicycle around the city, and (prior to 2020 at least) travel as much as I can. Recently, I spend a lot of time hanging out with my beautiful idiot pandemic dog Calliope.
Once, on a dare, I wrote a fake Wikipedia page that stayed on the website for three years (this ended up being a really good way to teach about verifying online sources). It was eventually taken down, but traces remain to this day on the Italian site.
I can't wait for July!