I bring to Hilltop a strong desire to instill confidence and a sense of curiosity in the children I work with. I believe creating a safe learning environment is crucial for children to feel comfortable in taking risks to voice their ideas, ask questions, and collaborate with other students and teachers. In addition, I bring a wealth of experience from my degrees in early childhood education and studio art and almost ten years working with children from preschool age to school age, successfully incorporating my values around co-learning and emergent curriculum. During this time I have been able to build strong relationships with families that support the growth of their children, even after they leave my classroom.
I have been an educator in the River Room since August of 2013 but have worked in the field for over ten years. I love working in a truly emergent program and the child-focused curriculum I have found here at Hilltop because I have seen the wonderful things it has done for the children and families I have had the pleasure of working with. In my free time I enjoy cooking, going to game nights with friends, painting and spending time with my husband Patrick.