"Look closely, listen carefully, think deeply, and be inspired!"
From emergent curriculum to scripted intervention work, home-based programs to public settings, I have lived in the joys and struggles of our field for the past ten years. I hold a B.A. in Human Development and an M.A. in Educational Psychology. Currently, I am a member of the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program. I carry a strong passion for the Reggio Emilia Approach, which I have explored as a student, teacher, Pedagogista, and coursework facilitator. Through the creation of Teacher Self Studio, I aim to honor every teacher's right to be whole in their work.
It's great to see your work and ideas in this space. A few years have passed since our time together at Westminster Elementary, and it makes me happy to see you championing for the under-served families in the area. I'm not sure if you knew this, but I myself attended schools in the area back when it was District 50, as did my father, uncles, cousins, etc. So, thank you, for bringing about much needed change in a well-loved part of town!
One thing that intrigues me about this idea is your willingness to address the issue from a lens of abundance, rather than scarcity. This idea is a worthwhile investment that can, and should, involve the collaboration of multiple districts. Rather than trying to fix things "in-house", I see your desire to bring people and entities together to solve the problem.
I look forward to seeing how this idea develops! - Danielle Charron