Through teaching and motherhood I have come to know that each child is unique. One size does not fit all. I have been stretched and shaped by these experiences and my creativity has been awakened as I look for engaging ways to captivate students. I was a former 1st grade teacher before staying home with my own children for many years. While living abroad in China I began homeschooling and was introduced to the Montessori Philosophy. I have since returned to my home in Washington State and more recently taken formal Montessori training.
My teaching style is primarily Montessori; but the heart of this philosophy is to follow the child. My inspiration is the children. Especially, when I have a child with unique or strong interests.
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BA Elementary Education Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
Recently, I left my Montessori internship to care for my son. My son is amazing and beautiful; he is also struggling to overcome his long battle with Pediatric Auto-Immune Neuro-Psychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal (P.A.N.D.A.S) This is a poorly understood illness that is impacting the lives of many families and children. Many children are unable to attend school or get effective treatment. While at home I continue to put my skills and creativity to use, sometimes to engage my son; or to work on materials I hope to use in my future classroom.