Faye has been an educator for twelve years and currently teaches third grade at the Momentous Institute- a lab school focusing on social and emotional learning. Before Momentous, she spent ten years in "traditionally underserved" urban public schools, teaching English as a Second Language, Special Education and two-way dual language immersion. Her background includes political organizing and education programs coordinator for an AZA zoo.
In 2010, Faye visited Cuba as an education delegate, where she first read the words of civil rights activist Howard Thurman, which came to define much of life since: "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and do that; because, what they world needs is people who have come alive."
In 2013, she was able to spend time with Kikulu in Uganda and "came alive" when immersed with the people and the mission. She returned the following year and began work with an NGO that provides education to East African refugees.
Faye attended Kansas State University where she majored in Psychology and Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education. Currently, Faye is working on her Masters at SMU, where she is designing her own degree in the Masters of Liberal studies program, focused on education coaching and international human rights.
While not in the world of schools, she loves the arts, her bicycle, her quirky neighborhood and nature.