I have taught a little bit in a lot of areas over the past 13 years. I started out teaching 3 year year olds and later moved on to elementary children. My favorite subjects to teach are Music, Art, Math, Writing and Spanish/German. I ran my own school that catered to children with special needs before deciding to become a Montessori trained educator five years ago. Since then I have taught in multi-age classrooms in Milwaukee, Switzerland, Phoenix, and now Mesa, Arizona. I relish the challenges of developing Montessori materials that help exceptional learners and satisfy public mandates while staying true to a child-centered, hands-on approach to learning.
I approach teaching as both a scientific observer and reflective Artist. I like to make learning constructive, interesting, artistic, connected to real life and most importantly, fun:) I truly believe in the Montessori saying, "follow the child." My most important lessons have come from my children.
Numerous scholarships, handwritten cards and the satisfaction of happy learners every day.
AAS Clothing and Textiles, BA Elementary Education, Literacy instruction emphasis, MEd Elementary Montessori Education, AMI 6-12 Diploma,
I perform musically and write stories for fun with my two boys at home. I am trying to raise money to help my autistic younger son and my older son who has unexplained growth failure that requires expensive treatment beyond my teacher's salary.