Parents as Teachers Program
Education Background: BS in Elementary Education from IUP; MA in Educational Administration from University of Phoenix online
Years in this profession: Over 15 years in educational field; 5 years as a Parent Educator
Family Life: My husband, Todd, and I are blessed with 2 children, Tyler and Violet. We also run a small greenhouse and enjoy watching Marvel movies.
What do you like best about the work you do? The best part of my job is helping parents see their children through understanding eyes. I have actually witnessed the tension leave a parent’s shoulders as we discuss why it is developmentally appropriate for their child to do what they are doing. Then they are able to manage the situation, rather than trying to “make them stop” a behavior. Plus I get paid to play!