In the fall of 2000, I was blessed to have the opportunity to help a talented and dedicated Board of Directors start Park Street Kids, which grew into our elementary school, Park Street School. Currently, I am the Head of Schools for Park Street School. Prior to coming to Park Street Kids, I spent 12 years at Parkside Christian Academy, located in Jamaica Plain, teaching first and second grade, directing the summer camp and after school program, and serving as the early childhood director. I also spent seven years working with the high school youth group at Park Street Church. Working with children never grows old—each child is uniquely created by God, always growing and changing. I consider it an honor to work alongside families to help each child reach his or her potential. I am committed to seeing that our schools provide a challenging, hands-on curriculum that lays a strong foundation of knowledge, instills a love for learning, and develops character in each of our students. I grew up in a small coastal town in Massachusetts, which I love to visit, especially in the summer. I received a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Nazarene College in both elementary and early childhood education and later pursued my Master's degree from Wheelock College in early childhood and childhood development, with a focus on administration. When I am not at school, I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, participating in outdoor activities such as skiing, tennis, and boating, and spending time with family and friends.