I am a proud member of the Sunlight Room community. I was born and raised a Wisconsinite, but have come to call Seattle my home since 2012. I embarked on my teaching journey over a decade ago, when I discovered a growing passion for early childhood education and the Reggio Emilia approach. I am so grateful to be a part of Hilltop because of how deeply committed the staff is to supporting all children & families, to personal & professional growth, and to anti-bias education & advocacy in early childhood. This place really does change your life. Outside of the classroom you might find me on the hiking trail, riding my bike, immersed in a good book or a knitting project, or learning how to cook a new dish!
Red-Shafted Northern Flicker woodpeckers have been roosting near my corner of Wallingford, and though I can hear them most days, I only recently spotted one. In these glimpses, between trees and in puddles, I’m eager to catch moments of natural beauty in my day. These moments are what I strive to share with children: helping them explore their everyday environments and relationships, and encouraging them to tune in to the world around them.