B.S., Florida Southern College
UMASS Lowell Masters Program in Reading and Language
Started at The Common School:
Meditation, yoga, hiking, skiing, and cuddling my cats
What brought you to The Common School?
This is my seventh year as a parent, and first year teaching. A father in my husband’s trivia group said that when his child learned about a river, he was actually standing in the river. We had to check out this school! When we visited, it felt like home, everyone seemed relaxed and happy to be here. My son started creating from recyclables on his first visit.
We all feel welcome as a family and enjoy helping with the carnival, and community garden.
Tell us about a favorite teaching moment at The Common School:
As a parent volunteer, I brought my monarch and swallowtail butterflies to tag and release with E1. The kids had so much knowledge, and I wasn’t so much teaching as holding space for their contributions and questions. It was fun blessing the butterflies on their journey!
What do you like best about The Common School?
I love that kids are encouraged to take risks both on the playground, and in the classroom. I love the autonomy and freedom of running from building to building. I love how safe, and kind the environment feels, and how each child is seen as an individual.