I was born in Santa Monica and have lived in Southern California my whole life. I began working with kids when I was 18, although I grew up in a house full of children because my mother had her own home daycare facility through my childhood. Before Exploring Minds Montessori I worked at a Montessori school in Pasadena where I also received my Montessori certificate. While taking my training I was overwhelmed at the beauty and practicality of all the materials. The thing that struck me most was the ability to self-correct with all the materials in the classroom. Creating more independent and self-sufficient future adults. Working with children has always inspired me; they have a magical way of making you smile and laugh. Working with children is a daily reward and pleasure. I look forward to working with your children at Exploring Minds!