I am a 1996 Graduate of Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I also hold a Director Credential from The Pennsylvania College of Technology. It has been my pleasure to have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 27 years. I taught preschool for 17 years and I have owned my own preschool and child care business for 11 years. My husband Mike and I, are the proud parents of 4 children; Ann-Marie, Max, Katie and Jackson. We also have 2 fur babies, Bailey and Murphy, the Labradoodles! We are always on the go in one way or another with our big family!
I decided very early on in my career that Early Childhood Education was the place for me. I feel it is so important to build a strong foundation in a child’s educational journey and make them fall in love with being a lifelong learner! I believe every child is a gift and every child is unique. It is important to me that we acknowledge each child for who they are and not for who we think they should be. The Reggio Emilia Early Learning Philosophy fits perfectly into my vision of how I believe children learn best.
In my spare time you will most likely find me at one of my children’s many extra-curricular activities. After working all day and being “Mom” to these 4 kiddos, there really isn’t free time for much else, and I would not have it any other way. My favorite thing to do is to watch them play their sports and participate in their extracurricular activities. When I do take a break from “real life” you will most likely find me at the beach, any beach… or at Disney… Land or World!