In my free time I love to travel. I have visited many places over the years including Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Czech Republic, Italy, Canada, Croatia, Jamaica, and much of the United States. I find that traveling helps to broaden my perspective and helps me to gain exposure to different cultures and ways of life. I like to share my traveling experiences with my students to help them discover that the world has so much to offer beyond their city or neighborhood.
I also like to volunteer in my free time. Giving back to the community is something that fulfills me. I have volunteered with Hands on Atlanta, the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and various community organizations. I try to organize volunteer opportunities for my students yearly. I find that volunteering helps children to see that they can make a difference in the lives of others.
My other passion is animals. I have two dogs (Ruby and Emma) and two cats (Charlotte and Wilbur). All of my animals are rescues from local shelters or community members. I try to instill in each of my students the importance of being kind to animals. I usually have a class pet that the students are responsible for taking care of. I find that this experience helps build a sense of responsibility in my students.