I’m originally from DeKalb, Illinois, which is about 60 miles west of Chicago. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Child Development, with an emphasis in Preschool/Kindergarten, Preschool Handicapped and am certified to teach Kindergarten through 9th grade. I’ve had the pleasure of working professionally with children for more than twenty-five years. My volunteer work as a Child Life therapist, Optimist soccer coach, Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout leader and neighborhood activity coordinator reflects my value in the development of the whole child. In teaching, I practice the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach, which is consistent with the Kazoo School mission and beliefs. When you step inside my classroom, you will find the fundamentals of progressive education evident. Children are engaged in child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities. The emergent curriculum is formed from the interests of the children, and every child’s little hands and great mind is given a voice in our projects. I believe peace education, nature and environmental awareness, and value play, imagination and creativity as essential elements in the education of the young child. I invite you to visit my classroom and please, remember childhood as you enter!
Education B.S. in Child Development from Iowa State University