I attended UMass Boston to study pediatric nursing, but decided to first work at a childcare center to see what working with children would be like. I ended up falling in love with teaching, and changed my major to early childhood education. I got my certification, began working with children in 2006, and have never looked back. I truly enjoy working with kids and love watching them grow from one stage of life to the next. I find them very interesting little beings and I enjoy helping and being part of their learning experience. I love helping them navigate their way through the first stages of their lives. They also bring out the inner child in me. My daughter Lyra is a happy member of the Needham preschool classroom.