From tackling personal decisions to reaching important milestones, my goal is to guide your child on the path of success. As a professional Educator. I’m fueled by my commitment to excellence and go the extra mile to make sure I give my all.
I am a mom, an Educator, and both a Certified Health Coach .
I can’t remember not wanting to teach. It was my favorite game to play - lining my siblings, friends, dolls, whatever up and “teaching” them whatever it was that I had learned that day.
My life’s work has been in Education. When I started as a classroom teacher over 40 years ago, there was a holistic approach to education, making sure all a child’s needs were met - social, emotional, academic. We taught, along with reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic, the skills that needed to build confidence and self-esteem.
We developed each child’s unique abilities.
We celebrated their successes and talents, and had “co-operative learning centers” to build their skills in all areas.
And I lived through the shift.
We are light years away from that holistic approach now.
I’ve see the emphasis go from a holistic approach - educating the whole child, making sure all their needs were met,
to being hyper-focused on grades and test scores - often ignoring the basics child developmental to push an agenda ahead.
There is not a lot of time to develop the skills necessary to build confidence and self-esteem.
So, I’ve made it my mission to help kids (and support parents) to develop the confidence and skills they need to navigate today’s world. I am committed to helping each child to shine and not deflate under the pressures to keep up with these unrealistic expectations.
Combine my more than 40 years of classroom teaching experience, my training and experience as a certified coach, my experience as a mother of four, and you have someone who is uniquely qualified to help children to sift through the noise and know their worth.