Where were you before Flint Hill?
Before joining Flint Hill, I’ve had the privilege of working in various schools with a diverse group of students. I taught for the Fairfax County Public School system as a Physics teacher. I also taught at two other independent schools in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia as a middle school Science teacher and worked at Cebu International School in the Philippines as an IB Chemistry teacher.
Why did you choose Flint Hill?
I chose Flint Hill School because of the community. When you walk into the school, you can feel the strong positive school climate among the students, teachers, staff and parents. I am honored to be a part of this community.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you will bring to your classroom in the coming year?
I like to bring real-life applications into the classroom. When students are engaged in real-world problems, they find connection and become engaged learners.
What do you like to do outside of Flint Hill?
Traveling and cooking are two of my favorite things to do outside of the school environment. I like to experience new cultures, share ideas, try new food, and enjoy the beauty of nature. I like cooking because it makes me feel at home. I love the smell of home-cooked meals.
Flint Hill’s vision for every student is “Take meaningful risks. Be yourself. Make a Difference.” How do you embody that vision?
I was born and raised in the Philippines where the opportunity for a good education was not available to the majority of the students. For me, the Flint Hill vision is an epitome of how I got a good education and the opportunity to do what I love to do.