Bio & Philosophy
I am originally from California, but I’ve called Flagstaff my home since 2009. My career in education began at a preschool learning center and pre-kindergarten class, where I worked as an aide and teacher. I graduated from NAU with an B.S. In Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. While attending NAU, I worked as a reading and math tutor at Mountain School. When I’m not at school teaching or planning, I enjoy hiking with my dog, reading, drawing, and visiting family.
I believe in developing a community of learners, and creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment. My integrated curriculum approach uses open-ended learning centers, as children learn through hands-on experiences. My philosophy is child-centered, and I draw inspiration from my students when designing my lessons. I am looking forward to a wonderful two years with your child and family.
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