Degrees and Certifications:
Kindergarten is such a precious time of learning in so many ways. I am excited to be on the Kindergarten team at IVES. I have ten years of teaching experience, and one of the most important things to me is instilling a love of learning into my students. I want them to wonder and create and be curious.
I have a Master's degree in Education and a Reader Teacher Certification and a Gifted and Talented Specialist Certification. I have a passion for the arts, and I believe that great learning comes through the arts.
In my classroom, we are family. I want each child to feel safe, welcomed, encouraged, and loved. I want each child to trust that they are valued and loved for who they are. I have a strong passion for inclusion in my classroom.
One of my favorite philosophies is an African one...."Ubuntu." Ubuntu means “I am, because you are.” In fact, the word ubuntu is just part of the Zulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”, which literally means that a person is a person through other people. I am thankful to have your child as my family.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family and pets, singing, music, mixed media art, meditating, spending time outdoors, and writing. I love foggy, rainy days and chocolate:)