BS Villanova University
Prince George’s Community College, 90-hour Child Care Class
Classroom Aide (2013 – 2014)
Yellowbird Teacher (2014 – 2018)
Bluebird Teacher (2018 – 2021)
Redbird Teacher (2021 – Present)
I started at Suburban as a co-oping parent in 2009 when my son Aaron (born 2006) was a Yellowbird, and I haven’t left! I co-oped for three years, was a sibling sitter, an aide in the classroom and a substitute teacher in all three classes. When the opportunity became available to be a lead teacher, I jumped at the chance and have now gotten to teach every age group. Suburban is not only a school, it’s a community. You’re not just a face in the classroom or the hallways – you’re a part of a family. SNS focuses on the entire child and their experiences – it’s so exciting to see their faces light up when they figure out something new and share it with their teacher and their friends.
My classroom is a place of learning, exploring, experiencing, growing and fun! We follow a schedule – my Redbirds thrive with a routine – that involves play, art projects, story and circle time, singing, sharing snack and exploring the outdoors. Through the use of songs, rhymes, stories, STEM projects and free choice centers, the children will learn phonemic awareness, concepts about print, social-emotional skills, as well as gross and fine motor skills. I love to see how each Redbird approaches the day and what they are able to share with their classmates. The change (both physically and emotionally) from the first day of school to the last is extraordinary and I’m so happy that I’m able to share this experience with them and their families.
I look forward to everyday I get to spend with my Redbirds!