What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?
I have been employed as a public health social worker since completing my Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from Boston University in 2001. I have worked in the school setting, providing public health education and also vocational rehabilitation services for students with disabilities. Additionally, I have many years of experience counseling children and adults with histories of trauma.
Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?
I believe that a Montessori education mirrors the student-centered, holistic approach in which I have been trained as a social worker. Like social work, a Montessori education examines multiple facets of a student’s life instead of focusing on just one aspect of the child’s needs. High Desert Montessori School is also such an inclusive environment for children with special needs; I am a huge supporter of that, because I believe every child deserves a high-quality and equitable education regardless of ability.