The directorship of our play-based school is a joint endeavor involving our teachers and parents working cooperatively together to provide a rich environment for each child. It is this relationship, between teachers and parents, which is unique and magical. Our school is a place where we all learn from each other and every person is valued. We take care of each other and become a school family.
I hold a B.A. in Anthropology with departmental distinction and did graduate work in Education at SMU as a Mustang Scholar and a Member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. I have taught early childhood for eighteen years and have been the Director of Northaven Co-operative Preschool for five years. I am fortunate to have enjoyed multiple facets of the Co-op experience: as a parent with my youngest children, as a grandparent with my oldest grandsons, as a Co-Chair of “Grand Day” and of the 2002-2003 Capital Campaign, and as a teacher of the 2’s & 3’s and now the 4’s & 5’s.
I am grateful that I spend my days with children. I am dedicated to surrounding my students with the best literature available for young children. I include stories from around the world. I am guaranteed a laugh, a hug, a thoughtful question, a child’s creativity as they explore artistic mediums, and a moment of magic when a child discovers something new. I live in a child’s world of wonder. It is the best place to be. When I am not at school, I spend time with my large family. I enjoy early morning runs, reading, cooking and needlepointing.