A bit about Me...
ED.M., Mind, Brain, & Education Harvard University
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education Lesley University
Graduate Certification in Educational Therapy University of California
B.A., Duke University
Milton Academy, National Merit Scholar
As a trained Educational Therapist and Mindfulness Coach, I work to support the positive development of children, utilizing brain science and years of experience to help students engage more fully in their academic and social pursuits.
I have worked for years as a classroom teacher, trained as a math specialist with the Learning Disabilities Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, worked as an early literacy instructor, consulted on curriculum development at Harvard Graduate School of Education, WGBH, and Scholastic Education, and supported individual students and families as a Tutor, Consultant, and Educational Therapist.I am also a certified Mindful Schools and Little Flower Yoga & Mindfulness instructor, dedicated to helping students connect to and think critically about the ways in which they view and respond to situations or challenges throughout their lives.
In working with students, my job is not to give children the answers to a problem on the page. My role is to help students construct understanding and strategies, along with the belief that they are capable of taking on and working through the problems that arise throughout the day - both in school and at home.
EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES:
Private Educator - Kauai
The Park School, Brookline, MA - Teacher & Academic Support
The Dalton School, New York City, NY - Teacher
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA - Teacher
Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA - Teacher
Association of Educational Therapists
Little Flower Yoga - Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
The Easel Lab, Harvard University - Consultant & Contributing Author
Scholastic Education, New York City, NY - Math Consultant
Children's Hospital Learning Disabilities Program, Boston, MA - Math Evaluator
Wilson Reading System
Orton-Gilliingham Comprehensive Training
Reading by the Rules
360 Thinking: Executive Function Program
Child Centered Communication: Play Therapy Techniques
Little Flower Yoga Certification Program
Mind, Body, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mindfulness Educator Essentials
Handwriting Without Tears
National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Leadership Training