My passion for teaching began on a missionary trip with my church in high school, where we interacted with young children in an orphanage in a little town in Mexico. Although there was a huge language barrier, through play and laughter a strong connection was made and words were not necessary to communicate the joy of each other’s company. Our group went to “teach,” but I learned a lot that day, especially that I truly wanted to work with children.
Immediately after moving to the Midwest from the East Coast, I joined the CDL staff in August 2016 as the co-teacher in the Duck Room. I am currently a Chipmunk teacher in the Meadow neighborhood working with the two-year-olds. My most “hands on” experience, though, comes from raising my 17 year-old son and 11 year-old daughter.