I'm the K-1 teacher this year, with half-a-dozen 4- to 6-year olds. Our curriculum features lots of outdoor exploration, cooking and baking, story-telling, singing and creative time. We use a lot of movement games, sensory activities and life skills to augment the framework of the state standards.
I grew up in New Hampshire, where my mother ran a day-care center, and have always had lots of kids around me. Throughout high-school, I was part of a peer-tutoring program, teaching other students literacy skills; I spent summers as an au pair to several families. I received a double degree from Marlboro College in Vermont, where I majored in anthropology, but my true passion since childhood were the fine arts. I love my job because it allows me to share all the arts with little people who really appreciate them. I got involved with SCCS shortly after my daughter was born, volunteering as an aide and as a play-group parent. I took a full-time position in 2003 and loved the opportunity to apply some of the educational philosophies I've long admired, being particularly inspired by the work of Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner. I believe the purpose of education is to both liberate the individual and to serve the greater community, and I love that this school values those aims.
Personal information that is most relevant to my students: my favorite color is blue, my favorite food is chocolate and I have a cat but no dog. I enjoy traveling, but seldom do. In my rare spare time, I like mountain biking, reading and making stuff. I'm currently learning how to jump rope again.
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