“It is the duty of early years educators to foster and advocate for children's needs’’
"I started my teaching career as an English Language Teacher in Seoul, South Korea, where I taught grades Kindergarten to 3rd Grade for five years. I moved back to the US, where I am from, and taught in Charter and Independent schools in New York City for 10 years. During that time, I achieved a Master's Degree in Special Education for children. I was also the Assistant Principal overseeing K-3 in a Charter school in Brooklyn, New York. I moved to Bangkok with my young daughters and worked as the Head Teacher at an international pre-school in the Thonglor area for four years before joining Shrewsbury in January 2017."
Most impactful training I have had: "Being introduced to Forest School and Massage in Schools Programme have been two of the most influential Continuing Professional Development I have done in the past five years. Forest School and Massage have now become part of my active teaching and planning."
My favourite thing about teaching: "An Early Years environment and ethos that is child-forward and where a great deal of energy and thought around what children need is important. I strongly believe that children's reasoning, actions, and thinking has to be deeply respected and looked after for them to be resilient, steadfast, and successful. It is the duty of early years educators to foster and advocate for children's needs and what they can do."
What I love about Shrewsbury: "The Early Years here is fantastic. It is a large and close community, simultaneously. I enjoy knowing siblings and families of children who have been in my class and the fact that I can watch the children growing older. Now that I am in my fifth year of teaching here, having children in Junior School come up to me to reflect on something we did together is wonderful. That connection is very special."