Before coming to First Circle, I was a toddler teacher for 6 years. For 10 years before that, I did physical therapy and housekeeping at a nursing home, where I soaked in a lot of knowledge about all kinds of medical issues, procedures, and medications. That work gave me the ability to problem solve, redirect, and to pay attention to several things at once—even just in regards to one person. My favorite thing about working with young children is their little individual personalities. I hope to give the children lots of self-confidence and a strong sense of safety, knowing they can always come to me for anything they need. I live in Worcester with my fiancé, and in my free time I love any activity that involves my grandchildren, especially going to the beach with them.