I enjoy being in nature and noticing natural phenomena with children: the buds coming onto the trees in spring, the osprey flying overhead, the worms in the soil.  I love the moments when children make connections, connections to another person or between two ideas in their own brain. 

I have been working with children since I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999 with my degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  I have two young children of my own with whom I sometimes enjoy hiking, and always enjoy reading and snuggling! I like practicing yoga, absolutely love snow, and try to remember to take the time to look at the stars whenever I get the opportunity!