About Me

Background

I have worked with children, both professionally and informally, since 1978. Just as I embrace the philosophy of “whole child”, I also equally embrace the importance of looking at the “whole parent”, integrating all aspects of you. I know through my years of experience, how important it is for a parent to have a life balance in order to nurture all of the important relationships in his or her life.

As a devoted early childhood educator, I have taught preschool, full-day childcare, and student and substitute taught in public elementary schools. I have also worked extensively with infants and toddlers.  In addition, for twelve years, I was the director of a private preschool and administrator of the affiliated before-and-after school program. It was in that capacity that I fully realized my passion for working with parents; working closely together and supporting them to resolve their child rearing concerns. It is this that has allowed me to blend my passion with my livelihood.  I work within a framework of compassion. My training and experiences have shown me that by respecting and honoring our frustrations, feelings of being inadequate or overwhelmed and being sensitive to all of our emotions paves the way to deeper understanding of ourselves.

Like you, I have many roles. I am mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma and friend. I use my life experiences as a teacher and as a parent to enrich my coaching practice. I know kids and I believe you, as parent, are the single most important factor in their success in life. Let’s work together to raise your children to be happy reflectors of your core values and replace your struggles with joy!

Education and Certificates

  • CCE Board Certified Coach
  • Happiest Baby on the Block Educator (CHBE)
  • Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)
  • BA in Management and Leadership
  • ISBE Early Childhood Education- Birth to Grade 3
  • ISBE Learning Behavior Specialist I
  • Life Purpose and Career Coach
  • Life Coach

Professional Affiliations

  • Center for Education and Credentialing
  • NAEYC- National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Kappa Delta Pi- International Honor Society in Education
  • International Coach Federation

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