Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m an Early Childhood Teacher. I’m passionate about young children and their learning, leadership in education, and parent involvement in education.
A little bit about me…
I live in South Eastern Minnesota…(Yes it gets way too cold here! But summers are nice!) My interest in becoming an Early Childhood teacher started during my senior year of high school(class of ’97!). I volunteered at an inclusive preschool- meaning they had regular and special needs students together in the same class. I absolutely loved spending time there. I learned so much; from the kids and the teachers. So naturally, when I started college, I knew I wanted to be a teacher of young children. I started out as a substitute teacher, then moved on to working in various child care centers. After a few years of childcare, I was ready for a new challenge and became a preschool teacher for my local school district! I’ve been there for the last 7 years, but I’ve been teaching since 2003.
My program is unique and so valuable. I am part of a family literacy program- parents and children learning together at the same school! How awesome is that?! The parents come to school and attend adult classes- learning English, reading, writing, math, college prep, work on getting their GED/diploma, and more. This gives us the great opportunity to teach parents the value and importance of parent involvement! We have parent and child together time daily. I teach children ages 3 and 4 years old. They are so much fun and keep me busy!!
Here at my blog you will find education and leadership insight, tips for parents, and teaching ideas!
Thank you for visiting, and happy learning!