I have been working directly with children for the past 10 years. Most recently, I was employed as a full-time, fully certified English Language Arts teacher in a Massachusetts public school. I left my full-time teaching position at the end of the school year to attend graduate school at NYU. The decision to leave teaching was the most difficult of my life; my passion for youth and education has never wavered but I felt my strengths and interests began to pull me in a different direction.
This fall I will be studying at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, working towards an advanced degree in School Counseling and Guidance. My passion has always been education and working with children and an advanced degree will lead me to my dream job as a school counselor.
In addition to my five years in the classroom I have worked consistently as a summer nanny, and full-time after-school sitter for several families in Massachusetts. As a childcare provider I pride myself on the ability to provide educational assistance as well as all other responsibilities given to me. I am an advocate for educational play and learning through experience. I am always on the lookout for teachable moments! Organization is definitely my strong suit; in my previous after-school childcare jobs I implemented a schedule that allowed time for school work, healthy snacks, supervised play and quick changes for after-school sports and activities. The after-school juggling act is something I have worked hard to master.
As well as after-school schedules, homework and organizing I am a huge fan of sports and fitness. I love to spend time outdoors and share my passions with the children in my care.