I have worked in early childhood education for over 20 years in Philadelphia. Protecting and caring for children is my life passion. I received my Associate’s from Community College of Philadelphia in 2008 and my Bachelor’s from University of Pennsylvania in 2013. I have held many titles along my progressive professional journey in the early childhood and early intervention field: BiG little sister, mommy’s helper, babysitter, nanny, floater, classroom assistant, assistant teacher, lead teacher and behavioral therapist. I have been honored to work with children who require a varying and complex assortment of special needs, support and medical interventions. I love so many things about the early childhood and interventions fields. It has continued to be a source of joy, enlightenment, empowerment, professional and personal growth, learning and evolution. I am continually blessed when parents, caretakers and guardians give me allowance to safeguard and be a positive role model in the lives of the world’s most prized possessions-their children. I strive to and continually focus my efforts to be an effective and efficient teacher. Although, I began by saying I have worked in the early childhood education field. It does not feel like work. It is a happy part of my day. I am glad to have been welcomed into the CCS and am looking forward to getting to know all the children and their families. My hobbies include hula hooping, writing children’s stories, hiking, biking, baking, spending time with my family, travel and outdoor adventures.