Ms. Irving graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and then made the move to New York City. There she earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Master of Science in Education in School Counseling from Hunter College.
Ms. Irving spent her first 7 years in New York City as a High School English teacher and then her next 7 running the college counseling office at the Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters. Two years prior to working at BASIS Independent McLean she also worked as an adjunct professor and Associate Director of Programming and Student Activities at American University’s Kogod School of Business.
As an English teacher, she believes the skills learned in the ELA classroom are transferable to all disciplines and careers. If you can speak, write, and read well, you will be competitive in college and your future career.
Ms. Irving enjoys reading Haruki Murakami novels and strives to inspire her two young boys to love and respect literature as much as she does.