I grew up in the state of Alabama where my childcare experience began at a young age. Being the oldest of three, I was looking after my brothers when my parents were running errands or on a date. At the age of 12, I was CPR certified and began babysitting for friends of the family. I might add that I also had a wonderful school teacher at this time who really encouraged me to dream big! Knowing he had such an impact on me, allowed me to think I could do the same. I continued to babysit for family and friends on weekends and through the summers.
Part of the dreams that teacher encouraged was soccer. I love soccer! I played through high school and then later received a scholarship to play in college. I went to the University of Alabama in Huntsville and took this as an opportunity to study what I loved. I studied Elementary Education and became a certified teacher k-6.
After I graduated college I married my husband. We stayed in Huntsville, Alabama for about six months. During this time I was an after school care director and I nannied for a family all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I loved both of these jobs. The after school care job was great because it gave me the opportunity to grow as an educator. The nanny job was wonderful because I was able to grow with the family. I love that family and still keep in touch.
We then moved to Birmingham, Alabama, and this is where I became a full-time teacher. I taught 3rd grade and then 2nd grade for a combination of 3 1/2 years. I loved my job. I love helping children grow in academia and become confident human beings!
We are now enjoying our current adventure in New York, and I hope to work and grow with an awesome family again!