I have been a preschool teacher for about ten years, after earning a certificate in early childhood education in 2005. I love the fact that First Circle promotes social learning as the primary goal of a child's experience. I have concentrated on this specifically, with an interest in behavioral challenges, so I am very excited to continue to help children learn how to have successful relationships with their peers and the adults in their lives. Social skills need to be taught just as much as math or science. It is related to language, and is, in my opinion, the skill that needs to be learned before any other skill. I live in Maynard with my husband and two cats, Bloopies and Roscoe. I also have two grown daughters. In my free time I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, good food, and music—I am teaching myself the ukelele!