I began working with children as a part time high school job in 2008. After graduating high school I went to UW where I studied business. A year into my business studies I realized that working with children is where my heart is. I changed my area of study to Early Childhood Education and earned my Associates of Arts degree from Edmonds Community College. From 2008-2016 I worked as an assistant teacher, a lead teacher, and eventually became a Program Supervisor.
After 8 years working for the same company, I felt like it was my time to try something new. I went back to teaching and spent 2 ½ years preparing children for kindergarten. I am excited to share my ECE knowledge, and my love for children with the Way To Grow Early Learning Center family.
Before joining the family at Way to Grow ELC in 2015, I was a director of a preschool and childcare center in Edmonds for almost 5 years. Type your paragraph here. My philosophy is that every child should be given the opportunity to enjoy enriching learning experiences in a safe, healthful, and esthetically-pleasing environment where they will feel safe to explore and gain self-confidence.
I live with my husband, Zack, and my daughter, Avery, in Lake Stevens.
My journey in the early childhood education field began in the summer of 2004. I was fresh out of high school, and was in need of a summer job. My sister was a director of a childcare center at the time, and hired me on as an assistant toddler teacher.
After my first day at the childcare center, I knew that was where I belonged. My “summer job” became my passion. As the years went by, I began taking Early Childhood Education college courses, and eventually earned a Child Development Associate certificate.
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