Ever since college this quote by Immanuel Kant has been my philosophy. Dare to... learn... seek out new experiences... explore... try... grow... know. It is this very confidence in oneself that I work to instill in my students.
One of my favorite times of the year is when summer closes and a new school year is about to begin. There is something energizing about brushing the cobwebs and dust off the backpack and filling it with supplies and new books in anticipation of the first day of school.
I love reading and always have. Some might say that I am a bit addicted to books. That’s OK with me. There is nothing better than spending the afternoon lost it a good book. I am lucky enough to be able to do that for a living.
Let me tell a little about myself. I grew up in Essex Center, Vermont. I received my degree from Trinity College in Burlington and most of my professional experience has taken place in elementary schools in Addison county. My professional learning has primarily focused on literacy, social-emotional development and brain-based learning.
I live in Bridport with my husband, two dogs, a cat, and a very stubborn horse. We love living in this area. It is full of beautiful places to run, hike and swim. This past winter I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the Adirondack Mountains, peak, by peak, by peak. (but only the low ones!)
The great thing about a career in education is getting to know the students, what motivates them, their interests and growing their love of reading. I look forward to that every fall.