I joined Bluffview Montessori at the start of 2023 and my first day of work was canceled due to a winter storm – the classic Minnesota experience. BMS has a special place in my heart and I’m a strong believer in the Montessori approach to education. Also, my two children have been a part of this school community starting in 2017. It’s been a fun adventure and I look forward to what the future holds.
My background is in psychology and sociology with 10+ years experience in direct-services youth work and program management. I’m also a trained circle-keeper and restorative justice practitioner having spent six years as a program coordinator with the Winona County Restorative Justice Program. There I worked primarily with teenage youth throughout Winona County in a variety of capacities. With my ambition to work in a school setting, I moved on to WAPS where I then served for three-and-a-half years as the program manager for Miller Mentoring. Now that I’m here at BMS, I’m back to working directly with young people which is where my passions lie.
As a part of the Bluffview Montessori community, my ultimate goal is to meet the needs of all of our learners while cultivating strong relationships with students, staff, families and community partners. I look forward to getting to know you all over time. We’re at our best when we’re working together and I’m genuinely honored to work at this wonderful school.