I’ve taught K-5 after school programs, ESL classrooms, all ages in a motel room in Brazil, Down syndrome preschoolers, and other wacky adventures. These days I run camps and design hands-on math learning activities, games, and explorations in my business Growing Smart Kids
I help kids learn through exploration, play, and creative questioning. My style is very tactile and hands-on.
#1 Amazon bestseller in Math and Elementary Education, for my book Miss Brain's Cool Math Games.
BA in speech-language pathology MA in linguistics, specializing in TEFL/TESL. But my real education was in the 20+ years that followed, with hundreds of kids as my excellent teachers.
I founded Growing Smart Kids after being laid off in 2011 from my job directing after school programs. Now I teach private classes, run camps, write books, and speak to parents, teachers, and homeschoolers. Rock climbing and hiking are two of my favorite pasttimes.