Over the first 13 years of my professional career, I worked as a graphic designer and desktop publisher. Craving more fulfilling work, I returned to the idea of teaching, finding the Montessori method. The administrator who convinced me to take the AMI Training hinted at the time, “with your graphic design background, you will be able to design great learning materials too.” Over the next two decades, I discovered she was right. Today, I combine my experience from both worlds, with the goal to bring high quality and professional curriculum design to you.

Starting as an assistant in 2006, I have accumulated 17+ years experience as a public school Montessori elementary guide. Previously served as a teacher mentor and an Americorp Team Leader. AMI certified, my MEd is from Loyola College in Maryland. I’m proud to share that I was rated Distinguished Teacher over more than a decade. Over the years, I’ve worked hard to build an empowering and inclusive learning environment–honoring and embracing diversity.

Since many of our childhoods, the educational landscape has changed considerably. Today, standardized testing & Common Core Standards drive educational priorities in a new, unfamiliar direction. Adding to this, 2020 ushered in unprecedented learning challenges. Dining room tables furnished with tablets and chromebooks were transformed into stay-at-home classrooms. In an instant, caregivers became distance learning teachers to their children.

Looking vastly different from our own educational experiences, it’s challenging to know what is truly helpful in aiding children on their learning journey. At the same time, independent learning and self direction has never felt more crucial. These skill sets can be elusive and nearly impossible to quantify.

Education & Credentials.

  • AMI Elementary Certified, 2008
  • MEd Elementary Education, 2009
  • Middle Childhood • Early Adolescence (Lifetime Educator License, Tier III)
  • NCMPS Montessori Coaches Training, 2021
  • Rated Distinguished Teacher over 10 years
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