I grew up in La Grange, Kentucky. I’ve lived in Louisville for nearly a decade and currently call Old Louisville my home. I’ve worked in education for five years and this is my third year as a Montessori educator.
I’ve been working with children in some capacity for most of my life, taking on roles of caregiver, mentor, and educator. What started as circumstantial care-giving developed into a passion and way of life. When I began teaching, it was within the confines of traditional education. Although I felt passionate about my connections with students, the system often left me feeling disheartened and ineffective. When I began my work in Montessori education, it felt like coming home. I quickly learned that Montessori is more than just an educational model--it’s a philosophy. I believe the Montessori method is a powerful aid in all stages of human development--from helping young humans flourish to fostering the self-reflection and observations necessary for adults to reach their full potential. Magnolia Montessori is an exciting step in my journey of self-betterment and practice of Montessori philosophy in everyday life.
I’m a musician, artist, and volunteer. I work with the Louisville Leopard Percussionists and lead a playgroup for trans and gender nonconforming youth. In my free time, I love reading and baking. I feel most at home outdoors and spend a great deal of time walking around the city while listening to music.