“Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities. ”
–Maria Montessori (Education for a New World)
My ethos as an early childhood specialist is to preserve and encourage the magic of childhood while providing opportunities for growth that are catered to the individual needs of each child in my care.
I hold a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Loyola University in Maryland. I also hold an internationally recognized teaching certification from the Association Montessori Internationale (Montessori Northwest, 2015).
My postgraduate thesis was on the benefits of daily opportunities for exploration with artistic mediums on social/emotional development and scaffolding in the Montessori nursery classroom, specializing in children under the age of three. This is an area of child development that I continue to explore in my consulting work with families. I am particularly interested in working with children who have special learning needs, particularly those who have sensory processing and integration challenges and require support in these areas.
My consulting work incorporates aspects of Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and other progressive pedagogical philosophies with an emphasis on creative expression and art. During the COVID-19 pandemic, my consulting work was focused on helping families curate individualized, developmentally appropriate learning environments in their homes.
I have worked with children from infancy through age fifteen and worked in schools in New York City and Geneva, Switzerland before moving to London, England in early 2020.
I speak English and French.
You can find out more about me by listening to me speak on the Multilingual Montessori podcast.