I have worked in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years and feel fortunate to be in a program that is truly emergent, child-centered and strives to removes barriers to access high quality care for children in their most formative years. I am grateful to be at a school where I am encouraged and supported in becoming a more reflective educator and administrator and strong advocate for children and families. I am inspired by the work children do and the curiosity that drives their learning and development. Children are interesting and hilarious people and have so much to teach adults about being present, engaged and open to new experiences and challenges. In my free time, I enjoy tending to my growing indoor plant collection, kayaking, going on urban and nature hikes, cooking, and getting creative and crafty with painting, sewing and building (very simple) furniture.