I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel the world for many years in my youth. My experiences abroad have shaped my ideas about teaching, learning and education. I have taught alternative high school, early elementary grades, and college as well as English and German in Thailand and Switzerland. My goal as a Kindergarten teacher is to allow my students multiple chances to discover the social, academic and natural world around them. We learn through play, direct instruction, peer interaction and lots of diverse experiences.