I am delighted and honored to be the BEECC Interim Director for the 2017-2018 school year. I would like to share with you the thinking behind what we are doing with the children at BEECC, the youngest citizens of our community.
Being purposeful, mindful and intentional are core values for me both in my personal and professional life. The key to what brings teaching and learning to life is making experiences and interactions meaningful. I believe that relationships and dialogue are the basis for a rich learning environment. Children have a right to have their thoughts, ideas and theories about the world around them be respected, valued, explored and made visible. This is what we are aspiring towards at BEECC for the upcoming school year
To introduce myself ... I have been working in a variety of settings with young children for over twenty-five years. I graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Psychology and earned an Ed.M. from Harvard University in Teaching and Learning. In 2000, I was the founding Pre-K teacher of the award-winning Capital City Public Charter School in DC.
For the past five years I have been working closely with the faculty and children at BEECC as the Curriculum Developer. Professionally, no matter what the setting, I have always had a strong passion for developing and nurturing children’s intangible life skills - the invisible, hard to measure, and often overlooked skills that I see as the crucial pulse and life-force children need in order to be successful.
Personally, my greatest passion and joy is my family - my husband David and our three children—all three are BEECC alumni and now attend religious school here at CBE.
I welcome questions, thoughts, dialogue, and most of all, I welcome YOU to come see and visit us in action! For me, ideally, CBE and BEECC should be intertwined, and the more connections and relationships we can build together, the stronger our community will be as a whole.
I am looking forward to a meaningful and joyful year!