I currently teach at Tobin Montessori, a public elementary school in Cambridge. I also teach through the Arlington Center for the Arts, and tutor privately for academics and arts. I volunteer as a community organizer and serve on the boards of Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates and New England Folk Festival Association.
I am a Montessori trained early childhood specialist, with additional background in special needs and language immersion. After graduating from Colby College, I taught English as a foreign language abroad (in India, France, and Morocco). I bring a focus of arts, expression, and the importance of social justice work and environmental stewardship to my classes of all ages.
Recently I have concentrated on early childhood learning, because there is such a need for quality, empathetic, peaceful education for those first years and I truly feel it is the best chance at reaching vulnerable populations we'll get. I have also taught ages 6-9, and 13-18 in various school and summer settings, and 18-45+ as a foreign language teacher. I have experience founding and running small startup schools and nature programs, and navigating families through the EEC voucher assistance programs for access and equity.
Previous: Wildflower Foundation (teacher, admin, and research fellow), Andover School of Montessori, Oak Meadow Montessori, Fulbright U.S. Dept of State, Project Morry, and the Norman Bird Sanctuary.
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