"Where DISCOVERY is in the journey!"
I was born and raised here in the Snoqualmie Valley. I come from a wonderful family firmly rooted in this community. I was educated here, and that contributed to my desire to open The Discovery Preschool here.
After graduating from Mt. Si, I attended Central Washington University where I earned my degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. After graduating, I taught first grade at Fall City Elementary School which I loved. I took some time off from teaching to have my own children, with the hopes of one day opening a preschool.
I have always loved young children and their innate curiosity and zest for life. The Discovery Preschool has been a dream of mine for many years. I am so fortunate that I not only get to live my professional dream, but also that my own children get to be a part of this amazing school.
I am so excited to be a part of The Discovery Preschool. I have a Bachelors degree in sociology and a minor in child development. I have spent over 12 years working in various settings with young children and their families.
I was raised and graduated from college in Northern California (1994) where I first began working with preschool aged children. I did an internship in a Head Start Program and worked in the lab-school at Humboldt State University.
I moved to Seattle in 1995 and was the lead teacher in a NAEYC Accredited school in the Queen Anne area for over 3 years. During the summer, I also run the preschool program at a friend's summer camp on the Issaquah plateau.
Children and their vibrant energy are a big part of my life. A child's first teacher has a great responsibility to foster a love of learning and a positive image of school. It's an honor to be entrusted with their care.
I was born and raised in Snoqualmie Valley, and I am a product of this empowering district. Therefore, these communities are close to my heart.
I graduated from Central Washington University with my degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. I was blessed with the opportunity to teach first grade at Fall City Elementary School for four years. This was a dream come true and each year provided me with many opportunities to continue my education and improve my craft. I have created many special bonds with students, parents and colleagues.
Most recently, I took a leave of absence to focus on my two children. Teaching is an important part of who I am. I am thankful that I am able to continue empowering students in this new capacity.
I was born and raised in Montana, where I graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
In 1993 I moved to Western, WA with my husband. I worked at Pine Lake Montessori in Issaquah in 1994 & 1995.
After my son was born in 1995, I took several years off to be at home with my three children.
I have spent the last seven years working with children and their families through Olive Crest Foster Care and Adoption Agency. I have also had the privilege of working for Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church as their Children’s Ministries Director for the past five years.
Children are and always have been my passion, and I love to spend time with them. That is why I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to join the fantastic Discovery Pre-School Team.
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