While I am interested in every area that applies to education and child development, my specific areas of interest and study are related to social and emotional learning (SEL) and restorative justice practices. I am especially interested in how we can work to include more training in these areas in preservice teacher education programs as well as professional development for inservice teachers. 

Teacher and Young Student
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In addition to my academic research and classroom applications, I am convinced that these same principles are vital for parents to understand. I would love to help bio parents/foster parents/adoptive parents understand and connect better with their children.

School Application

I am currently working on a research project for my dissertation that focuses on the areas I've described above. I am eager to finish this project and share my findings!