My family and I have been attending the Redeemer for more than 7 years, and I currently serve on the Vestry. I have been a Sunday School teacher and have assisted with the Christmas Pageant for the past several years as I’ve watched my children Grace and Curtis move through the Sunday School program. I am an elementary school teacher at Newman Elementary School in Needham and serve on the Board of the Needham Education Foundation. Before earning my Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College in 2008 and entering the field of education, I worked in public relations and corporate communications. A Russian Studies major from Hamilton College, I have also worked as a consultant for international trade companies and still enjoy using my Russian language skills when the opportunity arises. My husband, Tyler, and I and our two children live in West Roxbury. I appreciate the spiritual enrichment the Redeemer has given me and family through Vestry participation, worship, music, and acolyte service.