Beginning in New York as an Arts Educator and Dance performer, I witnessed the powerful role the Arts can play to connect with Self and Others in the Educational Process. Developing as a Montessori Educator illuminated the previous years available in early education and the value of the Whole Child approach. It is a gift to both the child and adult to cultivate independence, a strong desire to learn, and a sense of wonder in considering the immensity of the universe and our place within it. Working in the Mexican Caribbean at Modern Academy Cancun facilitated becoming bilingual and growing in cultural understanding while deepening in the whole child approach, seeking to honor interconnectivity and building bridges of cultural understanding.
I have devoted my life towards understanding the education of the Whole Human Being and perfecting my pedagogy in the mind/body/spirit connection. With a BA in Psychology from ULV, MA in Dance Education from UCLA, AZ Teaching Certification from Rio Salado, and Montessori Certification in both Primary and Elementary, I have come to more deeply value whole child education and to celebrate the pathway of lifelong learning.
Presently, in all pathways of education, there is a calling to nurture the Light within, to develop emotional intelligence, and to connect children to their own wonder in this gift of life. For necessary change to take place in education, collaboration is key. Inspired educators elevate and motivate students. Inspired students elevate their community.
I hold the Vision for a hopeful tomorrow. Energized, creative Individuals of all ages and races cultivating their unique set of talents and perspectives, empowered to resolve the pressing issues of today