I am a parent, a pre-school teacher, a music teacher, a child development expert, and I have a passion for teaching caregivers how to bring out the best in young children! Because our jobs shaping little lives is SO important, we should be intentional about getting our “continuing ed” hours, staying abreast of the latest research in child development, and pausing every now and then for our own “job reviews” as parent and teacher.
As a teacher, my mission is helping families and classroom communities to MAKE CONNECTIONS: connections in little growing brains and emotional connections that will last a lifetime, giving young children the foundations they need to achieve their full potential, even while creating more meaningful moments for parents and caregivers with their children.
I created \”Parent with Purpose\” classes to share practical and inspirational ideas with fellow sojourners on this important path. I also created “Teach with Intention” courses to offer professional caregivers and teachers helpful tools and knowledge to do their very best with our children. I believe that music combined with a loving, playful presence is the most powerful tool for making authentic, lasting connections in children, and I love to pass my tricks along to other grown-ups. I also believe that reflective parenting and teaching is necessary for a successful journey, and I like to guide people in this process.
Mr. Rogers said that parents and teachers are the most important people in the world, and it is my honor to make the world a better place by empowering them every day!