Class of 2004
1. What was your favorite memory from Unity?
The first thing that comes to mind is a talent show where almost all of the teachers were involved. It was the grand finale, and they all came out in crazy costumes and danced. My friends and I laughed so hard, and I remember it was the best way to end the school year.
2. What do you think was the most valuable thing you learned at Unity?
The most valuable thing I learned from Unity School is how to handle daily stress and conflict. It can be through a “heart lock-in” to calm down when I am upset or writing down my feelings and doing a burn bowl to release negative thoughts. I truly believe the values that Unity teaches every day in the classrooms helped shape who I am as a person today.
3. Was there a teacher who made an impact on your life?
There were many teachers who made an impact on my life at Unity School, one of whom still works at Unity to this day. Coach Sharon was always a safe place for me to go to when I was upset, and she instilled Unity’s virtues both on and off the court. She is an incredible coach and mentor! She not only teaches her students about sports but also how to respect others and be a good person.
4. What advice would you give to the current Unity students?
Unity is an amazing community, but it is also a family. The friendships you make will last a lifetime. My best friend is someone I met in toddler at Unity School, and this year our children became little Mustangs together. Not only are your friends amazing, but your teachers at Unity will also always be there for you. There are many previous teachers and staff at that I still talk to frequently, and I know they will always be shoulders to lean on.
5. Why did you choose Unity to work for?
6. Anything else you would like to add?
Unity will forever be my happy place. I feel extremely blessed to work somewhere that feels like home. It is incredible to think that not only did I get to grow up here, but now I get to teach here and help impact my students’ lives in similar ways. I’m so grateful to work alongside the most incredible colleagues who have become my good friends. The only place I want to be is at Unity School!