All about Me!
This is my 18th year at at Sacred Heart School where I have taught Jr. Kindergarten along with Kindergarten. I have also taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and ESL in public school. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education as well as a Master's of Education in Early Childhood Education. I am married with four grown children, including one set of twins. I have three grandsons who are the lights in my life!
I am also the Early Childhood Coordinator where I oversee the pre-school, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. We share cutting edge ideas on how to reach our earliest learners in a developmentally appropriate way. We believe in experiential learning with a hands-on approach.
I relate to theorists David Elkind and Vivian Paley who understand the importance of play-based learning and giving children time to develop in all academic as well as social/emotional areas, at their own pace. I believe that kindergarten is the most fun year of school for children. It's the launching off point for all future learning. I firmly believe that, "It's a good day to play!" We refer to ourselves as the KinderBees because we learn all about Bees and their importance in providing us with food. We also like to use the word "bee" whenever we can! We can "bee" our best selves in this class!