I am a California girl, but have lived in NYC for a few years now, and musical theatre is my biggest passion. Singing and performing make my heart swell, and I love sharing the thrill of performance with children and encouraging them to find their voice. One of my other passions is cooking & baking! I love making delicious food, and enjoy sharing easy techniques with kids. I am also a super crafty gal – I crochet, knit, sew all kinds of things, make jewelry, draw, paint, take photos, design clothes, etc! Some of my other interests include board games, word puzzles, water sports, Disney, nail art, reading, and watching hockey.
Working with children is perfect for me because they possess a special joy and creative spirit; I too can find sunshine in anything! My personality is bubbly, energetic, and warm. I am very patient, compassionate, and a good listener. Importantly, I maintain structure and safety while keeping things fun. My personal goal is to fill children with positivity, encouragement, and a sense of pride. I love seeing children succeed and be happy! It is very exciting and rewarding for me to foster their creativity and curiosity in the world, and to see them grow.
I have loved my 10+ years of experience with kids as both a teacher and nanny. I have taught in a special needs elementary classroom, led after-school programs, drama programs, and nannied for all ages: newborns through teenagers.