IT IS A JOY TO WELCOME YOU TO DISCOVERY VILLAGE!
I have been blessed to lead educational organizations including nursery school, elementary school, middle school, and high school. During all of that time I dreamed of a place like Discovery Village!
For more than twenty years that I both served as an educational leader, and raised my own two children. During that time, I imagined a learning environment that truly embraces children in care, creativity, and discovery. In the quest to design such an environment, I studied, worked as an educator, and parented my own two children to adulthood.
I studied – completing a Ph.D in education, focusing on nurturing creativity and character. Since receiving my Ph.D, I have kept current with new research and educational models. I led nursery school through high schools, implementing innovative approaches to character education and project based learning. Throughout those years, I always marveled at the creativity and focus on wellbeing of exemplary daycare centers. As a working mom, I experienced personally the necessity of having a village to support me as I lived through the many celebrations and tribulations of guiding my own two children to adulthood.
Serving as an educational leader, I became a teacher of teachers. I co-authored the book The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness, published by the prestigious Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. I serve as an adjunct faculty member in Northeastern’s doctoral program of education, and frequently speak at professional conferences, seminars, and workshops nationally. Through it all I have been blessed to engage with many talented educators, parents, and most of all – children, forging the ideas that are at the foundation of the Discovery Village approach.
There are very few childcare centers and preschools led by nationally recognized educational leaders. Discovery Village, with our unique approach, serves as a model to other educators for what is possible in early childhood education. I welcome you to reach out and explore our village.
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