I have taught for 16 years in Indiana and Florida, For the last 4 years, I have taught Outdoor Learning Pre-K and kindergarten and absolutely love it. My first classroom was 2nd-4th grade gifted and talented, then I found the crazy, fun, and entertaining world of kindergarten! When I started having kids, I felt burnt out, overwhelmed, I took 2 1/2 years off from teaching and loved being home with my kids, but something was missing! Then outdoor learning was introduced to my life and I was hooked! It gave me the balance I needed to bring joy back to my teaching.
I feel I have found the secret to a calmer and more joyful classroom by incorporating nature and outdoor learning. I am driven by creating developmentally appropriate learning experiences with nature and outdoors for my students.
Lake Silver Elementary Teacher of the Year 2009 Orange County Schools
I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Indianapolis.
I am a wife, busy mom of three, and an Early Childhood Outdoor Teacher. Helping teachers create a calmer and more joyful classroom by incorporating nature and outdoor learning fires me up!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Science, Biology, Environment, Arts & Music, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Phonics