I've been working in a Montessori environment since 1995. I began my career as an assistant here at MCHD for six weeks in a Preschool classroom, helping acclimate a special needs child to the classroom. I then worked as a nanny for two young children and was a substitute teacher whenever possible. After one year as an assistant and one year as an intern in a Lower Elementary classroom at Montessori Community School, I received my Montessori teaching certificate from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, MD. In the fall of 1997, I became an assistant in a Lower Elementary classroom at MCHD. I became lead teacher the following year. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance at the University of Maine at Orono. I'm interested in gardening and herbs, singing, playing my flute and taking long walks with my dog.
Current Professional Development
Completed CPR & First Aid certification in 2017-2018
Completed Stewards of Children training in 2017-18
Completed ALICE Active Shooter Response training in 2017-18
Attended the NCAIS Conference for Diverse Learning in 2017-18