I received my Associates in Early Childhood Education from Cochise College and have been in the ECE field as either a Director or Teacher for the past 16 years. I received over 120 additional education hours in ECE through the Department of Education through my work with the federally-funded Preschool Development Grant. I enjoy helping my students find their love of learning through personal discovery. My goal each year is to have a classroom of independent learners who are passionate about their work and take pride in their accomplishments. My educational philosophy: 1. Love my students. 2. Meet my students’ needs. 3. Teach my students self-respect and to respect others. 4. Educate my students. 5. Help my students find their educational passion.