Dynamic child development professional who has mastered combining warmth and caring with a proven philosophy for nurturing happy, competent children. An educator with over 30 years of experience in working with young children, includes establishing age-appropriate sequential instructional activities in language, math, science, geography, writing and daily living.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Creating child-friendly environments that encourage self-discipline and self-confidence
- Collaborating with parents to set and attain age-appropriate developmental milestones
- Managing learning and social development experiences for children in mixed age groups
- Using naturally-occurring home and community resources to stimulate children’s curiosity and desire to master skills
Montessori Education, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center, Salem, NH
Bachelor of Arts, Siena Heights College, Adrian, MI
Phono–Graphix Certification, Phono-Graphix Association of Reading Therapists
Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom
Completely responsible for opening up a new classroom, actively participated in buying materials, setting a routine and schedule for a class day and the year.
Began a classroom with mostly 2.5 and 3 year olds. Normalized a set of non-Montessori children and worked with several on toilet training.
Used Montessori Compass to plan, record lessons, keep notes on children’s progress, and communicate with parents.
Designed and implemented functional yet fun age-appropriate group activities.
Utilized sign language to encourage early communication and interpersonal connection
Assessed students’ emotional, social and academic development each semester.
Acted as a liaison with the daycare staff to provide quality, consistent care for full-day students.
Monitored student progress and conducted parent conferences.