I have had the privilege of being the Director and Head Teacher of Little Scholars Preschool since 2016. I received my A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Gateway Community College and my B.S. degree in Child Development from Charter Oak State College. I have over 22 years experience working with children from infants to Kindergarten. Most of my time, however, has been spent teaching PreK 3 and PreK 4. I am certified in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Authorization.
I am devoted to providing children with a loving and developmentally appropriate foundation for a lifetime of learning. I recognize and appreciate the value that play provides for a child. I strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can be immersed in activities that support all areas of their development.
I am very passionate about travel! I have traveled through much of the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. My goal is to visit each state and hike every National Park with my family. I live in Wallingford with my husband, David; son, Dylan (10); and our dog, Rocco. As a family, we enjoy spending time together, having family game and movie nights, and attending Red Sox games!
I was born in a small town in northern Vermont, where I gained strong family values. I have been an active member of Little Scholars Preschool since 2009, when my youngest son attended. In 2012, I accepted an assistant teacher position. I have developed a passion for teaching young minds. I love to share ideas, teach the letter of the week, and bring positive energy to the classroom. I am certified in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration.
I, immensely, enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and vacationing in Vermont. I live in Rocky Hill with my husband, Kevin and sons, Adam and Joseph.
I have worked with children all my life. I was hired at CCMC daycare, where I worked an after- school high school job. I went to Lasell College in Newton, MA, where I studied Early Childhood Education. I returned to CCMC in 2000 as an assistant teacher working in both the infant room and preschool class for 10 years. I took a brief break to raise my 2 girls. During a search for my older daughter's preschool, I decided to enroll her at Little Scholars Preschool. I fell in love with the school's philosophy and beautiful classroom space. I have worked here since the fall of 2015 as an assistant teacher. I completed my Head Teacher certificate in 2019. As a licensed Yoga instructor, I provide the children with an age appropriate yoga class each week. I enjoy working together to create new ideas and managing our classroom agriculture program. I am certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Medication Authorization. I reside in Rocky Hill with my husband and two daughters.
My hobbies include being a spinning instructor and maintaining my Barre/Yoga certification. I love cooking and spending time with my family and our dog, Gingy.