Parent-Toddler Co-Facilitator, Junior Kindergarten Assistant
Although I began my career at Park West over 40 years ago as a 3 year-old child, nothing could have prepared me for the experiences I had coming back as a parent. I was so incredibly impressed by the way Park West teachers spoke and listened to children. Being a part of the Park West community made me a much better parent. Now I have the privilege of being a staff member myself, and feel especially lucky. I feel honored every year to begin anew in the classroom, and marvel as the year unfolds and we all begin to get to know each other and work with one another while becoming our own community. What I love most about being a co facilitator for the Parent Toddler class is the creating of play-based curriculum projects and watching as the children inevitably build upon and create new ideas that we teachers could not have foreseen happening.
Credentials: Indiana University: BA in Italian and Anthropology
Kristin's book pick: One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey