I started Creative Learning Center in the fall of 1994. My goal was to make a lovely and stimulating environment where children had the opportunity to spread their wings and learn all the great things Montessori has to offer. I always tell people, “It isn’t about filling the children with facts and figures, but to spark their innate curiosity and love of learning.” It has been an honor and privilege to guide these adorable children for the past twenty-five years!
My everyday goal is that my students go home and say ‘I had so much fun at school today!!’
I have been teaching as a Lead Teacher at C.L.C. for over six years. However, I have thirteen years combined experience with young children as an Aupair, Nanny and a Teacher. I earned my Montessori Teacher Diploma from ‘Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington’. in early 2014. I also earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts (Public Relations) with Honor II from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University in Thailand.
I really enjoy working with children as their simple approach to everyday life intrigues me and offers me a chance to learn from them.
Outside the classroom, I love watching a movie, reading, cooking Thai food and spending time with my husband and our two beloved cats (Subie & Malcom).
I grew up in Mercer Island and went to University of Idaho. I graduated with a child development degree and followed up with my Montessori certificate. I have been teaching for 8 years and love every minute. I love the philosophy of Montessori: building confidence within themselves and going at their own pace. I really enjoy teaching all peace education throughout the year and love to see the children practice these skills. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, photography, finding cute new cafes for my love of coffee, and going to my family cabin.