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This is my 24th year of teaching and my 9th year teaching gifted students in Abita Springs. Although I am a New Orleans native, I have lived and taught in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Florida.
I have a bachelor's degree in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University. I earned a Master's Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in Boston. I later earned my certification in Academically Gifted after additional graduate work through Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. I am also certified in early childhood (age 3-grade 3), special education, and middle school science.
Since 1988, I have had the opportunity teach with children of all abilities in both public and private schools. They have ranged in age from infants to college-age, and I have worked with them at diverse settings including a Montessori school, a rainforest research station, and an oceanographic institute, although most of my time has been in classrooms with grades K-8. I feel very lucky to have had such enriching experiences, but teaching gifted children at Abita Schools is undoubtedly the highlight of my career. I have learned much from their burning questions, their creative spirit, and their endless energy for learning.
I look forward having your children continue my own education.