After School Assistant Director & Aide
I am originally from Central Massachusetts, and I love telling everyone how different New Jersey is from New England! But the truth is, I have been traveling around a lot in the last six years and am really excited to be involved with this school community. I am currently finishing up my Masters of Music at William Paterson University in Jazz Studies & Performance, and Willy P is my main reason for relocating to NJ. Besides music, I love running, yoga, writing, reading, and teaching – of course!
I graduated from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in 2013, with my Bachelors of Music in Music Education. I primarily studied trombone and jazz voice, and received K-12 certifications in Music, Special Ed, and ESL. After graduation, I moved to Poland for the academic year on a Fulbright grant, where I taught English and music at a local university. Currently, as I mentioned before, I’m finishing my masters at Willy P!
In all my moving around, it had always been hard to find a church that really felt like home. I luckily found that at Bridgeway Community Church in Haledon, and my new church family has been a blessing ever since! I was introduced to EC by some of my friends, and EC teachers, at Bridgeway. This past summer I directed the Eagles Day Camp, and now I’m on board at EC with After School!
I’ve been in a lot of schools–in the US, in South Africa, in Poland–and I’ve seen many different learning environments. The atmosphere at EC is what really sets it apart from any other program I’ve seen. The students are bright, the teachers are engaging, and the overall feel of the school is very special. Besides the excellent caliber of teachers and students, I believe this beautiful atmosphere is due to EC’s foundational, Christian education. How blessed are we to be able to share our faith with our students?