“As I was finishing up my Ph.D. program at UCLA and realizing more and more that I wanted to return to secondary teaching, I had a fortuitous dinner conversation with Kathleen Tundermann Niles, an Archer teacher who went to Yale with my husband. Archer has been a place of self-discovery, growth, and fulfillment for me. Being surrounded by smart, dedicated, and masterful teachers and inquisitive, kind, and hard-working students provides constant inspiration. Having been given the room and support to grow, I have been able to revamp the 9th and 10th grade history curricula, focus on building community and culture as Dean of Students, and now contribute to the strengthening of our World Language program.”
I've learned how to be a more effective educator and also learned more about the conditions and culture that make Archer such a special learning environment.