After earning my Bachelors of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Mathematics
at Kent State University, I continued my education in Early Childhood at the University of Akron.
Prior to becoming a teacher at the CDC in the Fall of 2021, I taught preschool at Community
Action Akron Summit Head Start in Summit County, Ohio for over 20 years. My role as a lead
teacher is to be a mentor, a guide and a learner alongside the children. It is my responsibility to
provide opportunities for the children to discover, explore and investigate their interests and
abilities. My goal is to show the children how to direct their own learning and help them to
navigate the world around them. It is my belief that collaboration between the teacher, parents
and child is essential to create a positive learning environment for the children in and out of the
classroom. I also strive to provide a positive and professionally rewarding experience for the
Education field students placed in my classroom. My role is to assist them with the development
of their teaching skills and to prepare them for a career in teaching and learning.
Bachelor of Science in Education, (Mathematics), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio