I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a major in Art and Digital Media and a minor in Creative Writing. After graduating I interned at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I volunteered in the art classroom of Escuela del Sol Montessori school and first learned about the Montessori philosophy.
For the next 3 years, I taught art and worked as an assistant at Fox Valley Montessori school in the Toddler, 3-6, and 6-9 classrooms. I went on to assist in a 3-6 class at Montessori Academy of Chicago before taking a break from work to stay home with my daughter.
I joined the Mansio Montessori community in the fall of 2017 as an assistant in Preschool 1 with Ms. Melanie.