I'm a teaching artist in public schools with 20 years of experience integrating movement into K-12 curriculum. I am passionate about sharing my lessons with teachers who want to use movement, music and laughter to create powerful learning environments. I specialize in teaching STEM subjects and with an emphasis on how to collaborate effectively to use STEM to create the future we want.
I believe in trusting my students to take responsibility for their own experience in the classroom. I like to create opportunities for them to grapple with uncertainty together as a group.
I did a TEDx talk in 2012 about the beginnings of my movement-based science curriculum. It features a group of 3rd & 4th graders who came on stage with me to demonstrate...so fun! Please check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACbmMm7St54
This is a video that tells a bit more about the thinking behind the Mobius Method and my hopes for our education system. As teachers you already know how natural it is for kids to move so it's kind of like preaching to the choir! But you might enjoy hearing more about where I'm coming from... https://vimeo.com/30570708
I have a deep respect and gratitude for the teachers who show up everyday, passionate and eager to inspire our kids. After spending long days as a teaching artist in public schools, I realized just how much energy and commitment it takes to be a great teacher, and just how much a great teacher can change the course of a child's life. I spent 15 years as a professional modern dancer, performing, teaching and choreographing in theaters and schools across the US. I spent 10 years as an arts administrator serving in various roles in non-profit organizations. I love bringing the sense of wonder and magic that movement can bring to children in the classroom!