I Believe

I believe mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual elements are important aspects of education that need equal amounts of time and focus.

I believe children should be excited to go to the place they learn.

I believe creativity, decision making, and problem solving are valuable benefits of art that need to be practiced.

I believe the questions children have should guide my teaching. 

I believe in learning through exploration.

I believe in field trips.

I believe nature is the most powerful teacher. Children need to be outdoors.

I believe in an education system tailored for each individual student. Everyone is on a unique path. 

I believe in learning through making mistakes.

I believe “it is more important to be kind than to be right.”

I believe in active community learning. 

I believe in safety and comfort. 

I believe in risk-taking and ambition.

I believe in our children.