I had heard about Ensworth growing up, and even played some middle school basketball games in Inman Gym. I heard about an opening at Ensworth from Kathy Jones. I had just returned from living in Sydney, Australia with my college roommate, and decided to interview and learn more about the school. I moved out to the high school campus after my first year, and began working in the admission office there. I absolutely love sharing the Ensworth story with prospective parents, and know that I am so fortunate to play a small part in providing this opportunity for families.
You have had some amazing opportunities to really interact with the students through coaching sports and going on school sponsored service learning and summer trips. Tell us about some of your favorites.
Everything has been my favorite! I really can’t single out any experience, because they have all impacted me in so many ways and I treasure the relationships I have developed with students and colleagues. The faculty trip to Kenya in the summer of 2009 is the most memorable, and I plan on returning to Africa many more times in my future.
When going through the interview process for potential students what would you say you are looking for more than anything?
I want to be certain that the student will embrace this experience and contribute positively to the community in the way they treat others. One of the things I like most about Ensworth is that students are encouraged to develop their own talents and gifts. I want to know they are able to genuinely be themselves in the environment our students and faculty create every day.
The first grade pet show. Although I have yet to see every pet, as I get too caught up in seeing families and catching up with everyone. I love that the whole campus comes out to support the first graders, and that it is connected to their service learning project with Love At First Sight.
Who is the next faculty you would like to see profiled?