Born and raised on the coast of South Texas, I grew up performing ballet, singing and acting, making art, and going to the beach. I attended Oklahoma City University where I earned a BFA in Acting with a minor in Directing, and spent a semester training at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. After graduating I moved to Brooklyn to continue pursuing performance and art making. I spend my time dancing, making visual and performance art, and camping and hiking every chance I get! I love working with children because I am able to exercise my creative and problem solving skills while also learning more about the world around me through a child's perspective.
I have cared for children ages 6 months through age 12. Additionally, I have experience as a teacher and a camp counselor with middle and high school aged students. Most recently, I cared for and tutored a 5 year old kindergartner as he worked through online schooling. This involved navigating online classrooms, practicing reading, writing and math skills, preparing lunch, and assisting with independent work. After virtual school, I picked up a 3.5 year old girl from her pre-school then safely walked her home. At home we enjoyed painting, miniature model making, dance parties, inventions, and walks outside. Before the city-wide shutdown, I was working nearly full time with a 2.5 year old girl who I had cared for since the age of 9 months. My job as her nanny included reading, playing, accompanying her to art or music classes, making snacks and meals (bottle feeding as an infant), maintaining the nap schedule, and monitoring milestones. Though I especially enjoy working with infants and early school aged children, I find there is something exciting to discover and explore at every point in a child's life.
I prioritize listening and creativity as a way to connect, as I believe each child has unique needs and various ways of communicating. I believe every child deserves to be heard and seen. I feel lucky to work in such a fulfilling and inspiring field, and feel that all of my best qualities are put to use working in childcare.