Head to Heart
Hear it is
Majoring in early childhoood and elementary education at the University of Pittsburgh, I traveled to Birmingham, England to do part of my student teaching. I completed my Montessori training at the Washington Montessori Institute in Washington D.C. As an AMI and AMS certified elementary teacher, I learned how storytelling and learning are linked. Storytelling and Montessori transformed me into a lifelong learner!
WHAT I'VE DONE
As a Montessori teacher at four different levels, from toddler to upper elementary, I shared educational stories. As a storyteller, I told at venues such as festivals, museums, libraries, middle school, high school and university classrooms, nature centers and senior centers. As a member of Toastmasters and storytelling groups, I honed my skills. Living in New York, Washington, Nevada and both Carolinas enriched my experiences. I fashioned stories to fit.
WHAT I DO
I have a thriving, driving interest in working with stories so that whirring within each is a bit of science, history and culture. Working with various versions of a story as well as researching its elements, I create my own tale to tell. One tale leads to another until a program is created. Each listener is a participant, 'seeing' the story in their mind's eye. The head and the heart, at once, make each story a personal experience.
Now hear this!