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. With over 21 years experience in the early childhood field, I was granted the opportunity to work 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 puppy, 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, 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.