I am the assistant director for Growing Friends. I have worked at Growing Friends for 8 years. During my time here I have watched so many of the kids grow from babies to the first day of kindergartners to sixth graders. I have always had a passion for teaching and working children. I was born and raised in the Winterstown area, and still currently live in the area with my husband of almost 2 years. We are busy with our goddaughter who is just starting to enjoy playing sports and get into activities. I serve my community by being a fire fighter at North Hopewell Winterstown Fire Company. In the spare time I have I enjoy spending time outside whether it’s at the beach or the mountains. I enjoy getting my hands dirty with planting flower around the house. I enjoy camping and traveling with my family and friends. I’m also blessed to spend time with my niece, nephew, and little cousin.
The most challenging part of my job is seeing an upset child. Trying to figure out why they are upset especially if it was a topic we are learning about. Then the challenge becomes how can I do it differently so that they do understand and aren’t upset. Another challenging part of the job is accommodating for all the children. So many children learn differently, and making sure they learn in the best way is sometimes very difficult.
The gifts I’ve seen God working through me is putting me on a different path than I ever expected. I only seen myself working here until I was done college. Little did I know i would move up through the ranks from just a regular day care worker, to a group supervisor, and now the assistant director. Everything truly does happen for a reason! I’ve also been blessed to work with some of the best employees, and met some pretty amazing families. The families here in the center are some the best when working as a team to find what’s best for their child/children