Date of hire: September 2009
My favorite children's book/story:
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
I love these books because they teach us that we are special in our own ways.
Fun facts about me:
I love to hike with my family. We have climbed Mt Whitney in one day (22 miles). We also hiked the John Muir trail and many, many others.
Why did you decide to work with preschoolers?
I have always loved this age and was lucky enough to get a summer job working in a preschool. I knew the minute I walk through the gates that it was the place to be. Hard to believe that was 34 years ago.
What do you love the most about teaching/working with little ones?
I love their enthusiasm for learning and the excitement in their eyes when you are teaching or showing them something for the first time. I also love the endless laughter and hugs — what could be better.
From your perspective, what makes the Children's Center so special?
We are one happy family, and the warmth and love that is shared by all is amazing. It is also incredible to experience such joy and powerful energy working with people who share your passion and love for children.