As a Southern California native, Ms. Fay remembers at an early age the strong connection she held with literature. There was something about the magic of literature and the stories it would tell that captured Ms. Fay’s interest. When an offer from the University of California, Berkeley arrived to pursue her undergraduate studies, it was obvious she could not deny such the opportunity. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Philosophy, the study of English only fueled her passion. After falling in love with the vibrancy of the Bay Area, she decided to stay, and continue her graduate studies at Mills College. While at Mills, Ms. Fay completed her Masters in British and American Literature, and had her first opportunity to work in a college writing center. It was here that she fell in love with more than just learning itself, but helping others grow and hone their abilities to express their thoughts and communication through writing. After some time working in corporate America, she moved to Washington state where she attended Gonzaga University to complete her Masters in Initial Teaching, with dual endorsements in English and English Language Learning.
Ms. Fay is a proud faculty member at Washington High School where her energy and passion for literature is shared among Freshmen students. Teaching also a specialty Senior English course, ERWC, she believes that English is the one skill set that transcends all other academic subjects. She believes that each student comes with his or her own learning style, and strives to find different ways in helping those students succeed. Integrating multiple teaching strategies, Ms. Fay is excited about the journey ahead in helping students reach their maximum potential. Working to help students discover their writer’s voice and use the skills they learn in writing to tell their story and perspective, Ms. Fay is eager to share her talents with the young students at Mill Creek Academy.