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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:

 

Harvard University, Certificate in Early Educational Leadership  - Course Facilitator

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