We are so happy to introduce our families to our newest teacher, Ms. Aimee! She will join the Owl classroom as Lead Teacher- please read on to learn more about Ms. Aimee:
I grew up in Issaquah, Washington, where I spent most of my childhood playing outside in the Issaquah Creek. Being able to play outside instilled in me a passion for caring for our natural world. In 2009, I attended Western Washington University and discovered a calling to work with children and dove into studying Reggio Emilia practices.
After graduating with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, I moved to Portland to deepen my understanding of Reggio Emilia and also discovered Magda Gerber’s respectful care approach. I am always in awe of children’s creativity, view of the world, and their innate search for knowledge. I believe all children have the right to an education, and regularly seek out ways for all children to come together and be a community.
When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband Curtis, my son Oliver, and our dog Mylo. Being in nature, listening to music, reading, and catching up with friends and family are some of my favorite pastimes.