I’m an energetic and caring single mom. I am thrilled to join the team at Bright Eyes Academy as a teacher in the infant and toddler program at Holly. I completed my ECE certification course with Delta Continuing Education in June of 2013.

A little bit about me

I have lived in Ladner since I was two years old, so I am delighted to work in a child care centre and raise my daughter in the same community that I was brought up in. My parents still reside in the same house where they raised my younger sister and me, and I have remained friends with people from elementary and high school. Now many of my friends are raising their own families, and we watch in amazement as our children play.

Becoming a parent to my daughter Mia changed the way I see life and has taught me to slow down, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. As a role model, I make it a priority to remain active and live a healthy lifestyle. Life is too short not to enjoy it. Mia and I enjoy camping, swimming, biking, and going out for sushi or pho.

We spend lots of time with our family. My parents are very supportive of my journey as a single mom, and play a very important role. My sister and her long-time boyfriend also spend plenty of time with my daughter. Our family also includes our cat Cooper who lives with us, and the family dog Riley, who lives with my parents. My boyfriend Bryan has become a very important part of our lives as well with his unconditional love and support.

My own personal hobbies also include playing softball, soccer, and golf; practicing yoga; lifting weights; cooking and baking clean meals; playing guitar; reading books; listening to loud music; scuba diving; snowboarding; long distance running; and cuddling up with loved ones to watch movies.

Me and Childcare

It took me a long time to decide what I was going to do with the rest of my life. Although I have always enjoyed playing with children, and acting like one too, it didn’t occur to me that I was meant to work with children until I became a parent. “Everything works itself out,” is what my dad has always told me, and that it has. I have the desire to make a difference in the world, and feel that working with children is at the root of any difference because they are the future. I hope to have a positive influence in the lives of children and their families, and I feel that I can do this by showing my respect. I consider myself a partner in learning, and believe that children teach us plenty in life, just as we teach them as well. I see children as competent and unique, as well as deserving of fantastic experiences and unconditional love.

“Love what you do and do what you love,” by Ray Bradbury sums it right up for me; I truly enjoy working with children, and consider everyday an adventure. I look forward to seeing many children grow and learn.”