Date of hire: May 2003
My favorite children's book/story:
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie DePaola. It is a fun adventure and it teaches good dental hygiene.
Fun facts about me:
I BELIEVE! Golden State Warriors — I'm the ultimate fan!
Why did you decide to work with preschoolers?
Every day is a new day and each day is a new adventure. While my children were at Montecito, the staff encouraged me to "come work with us" and finally after my youngest went on to elementary school I realized I missed the staff and young ones. So, I did come work with them ... and it has been 10 years!
What do you love the most about teaching/working with little ones?
Working with the little ones reminds me that life is a celebration. There is joy and fascination in everything they encounter.
From your perspective, what makes the Children's Center so special?
Our staff. It is family! Our parents and staff are supportive and kind. All involved truly believe that the children's well-being is our primary concern.