In the past 25 years (1987) I have developed the ability to influence children's lives in a positive manner. I began by volunteering in my own children's classroom, and then went on to earn my Bachelor's Degree while working full time at Head Start Preschool. I also have my Teacher Permit and continue taking Child Development classes so I can stay current with new information and research. I enjoy teaching and sharing excitement and encouraging a love for school and learning. I believe if you make school a fun and challenging environment, the children will excel and be motivated to not only go far in their education, but also in their lives?