Since 2007 I have been the Lead Teacher in the Nursery 3 Program at CSDC. I have enjoyed working with children and families for 33 years as an early childhood educator, parent educator, and a child and family therapist. Priot to coming to CSDC I was a Preschool Director of the early childhood program at Temple Israel in Portsmouth, NH for 11 years. I hold a Masters degree in early childhood education from Temple University. A strong professional interest of mind is integrating the arts, in particular creative drama and movement, throughout the curriculum. I believe the arts are a powerful way of promoting self-confidence, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in children. I also enjoy working with parents about their hopes, dreams and concerns they have for their children.