Aimee grew up in Issaquah, Washington, where she spent most of my childhood playing outside in the Issaquah Creek. Being able to play outside instilled in her a passion for caring for our natural world. In 2009, Aimee 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, she moved to Portland to deepen her understanding of Reggio Emilia and also discovered Magda Gerber’s respectful care approach. She is always in awe of children’s creativity, view of the world, and their innate search for knowledge. Aimee believes all children have the right to an education, and regularly seeks out ways for all children to come together and be a community.

When she’s not at school, Aimee enjoys spending time with her husband Curtis, son Oliver, and their dog Mylo. Being in nature, listening to music, reading, and catching up with friends and family are some of her favorite pastimes.