I have been in the field of early childhood education for 25 years. I have been a classroom teacher in Infant/Toddler as well as Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms. Since being out of the classroom I have taken on more of a leadership role in working with early childhood programs. I am interested in how leadership affects program quality and program culture. I also worked as a Child Care Resource and Referral Manager in the Concord area, where I worked with families to educate them on quality child care and to assist them in accessing care that met their needs as a family.
I have been working in lab schools since 2005. I find that this type of environment provides opportunities to work with children, families, teachers, and pre-service teachers in a way that allows for meaningful interactions and experiences for all included. In my work teaching college students, I focus on the importance of observation of young children and using these to follow their lead when creating meaningful curriulum.
I have an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Plymouth State University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. I live in Allenstown, NH with my husband VJ.