How long have you been working at Hopkins and how long in education?
I have been at Hopkins since 2014 and working in education for 27 years.
Where did you grow up and how long have you lived in this area?
I grew up in Aberdeen and have been here most of my life, except when I was in college and first married.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My first grade teacher. She gave the warmest hugs, was so encouraging, and had a wonderful laugh.
What do you enjoy about working with preschoolers and their families?
Building relationships together and looking forward to seeing each other every day. Observing the growth and changes in the children in all aspects of their preschool development during the year.
What do you do when you are not at school?
I garden during the spring and summer, spend time with my family and taking nice walks outdoors.
What is something that never fails to make you laugh or smile?
A playing puppy or kitten (any baby animals and hearing a child or someone's laughter.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To spread kindness and happiness around the world.