Former Early Childhood Educator with 5+ years classroom experience. Additional experience in the social services area of Early Childhood Programs. Current Home-Schooling parent of two. Regular teacher of home-school co-operative classes in a variety of elective subjects.
Relaxed classical, with a focus on play based learning for young children. My curriculum and materials do NOT align to the Common Core State Standards and will never do so.
Graduated Phi Theta Kappa, with honors and a 3.8 GPA, 2001.
I was both public school educated, and homeschooled. I put myself through college and am proof that your background and environment need not dictate your path in life. I deeply value early childhood, and the importance play and fun has in education. I do not believe education should be a series of test scores or dots on a paper, but rather, a real appreciation for all the world has to offer. I wish to instill in children and parents the joy of acquiring new information and keeping it fun and relevant to their lives. Learning is about lighting a fire, not filling a bucket.
On top of motherhood and homeschooling my children, I consider myself an education advocate with a special place in my heart for the special needs community. I love learning and bringing children of all styles and levels to the joy that is education. We are all more than a test score!