I live in Colorado and have 4 children. I have been an educator for over 20 years, working with all grade levels from Pre-school through 12th grade. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received my master’s degree from the University of Denver. When I’m not with my friends and family, I volunteer as a Board of Trustee for the GALS Schools of Denver (two Denver Public Charter Schools) and for a gifted private school called Mackintosh Academy in Littleton, Colorado. I have a passion for children and a strong devotion to serving parents of school-age children. I also continue to stay active in the schools by substitute teaching whenever my schedule allows.
I believe that school-aged children need a different kind of parenting than younger children. As our kids get older, we are preparing them for the real world and trying to grow responsible, capable adults. The more they grow, the more our role shifts from guardian to coach. As with many good coaches, we begin to train our kids in particular skill-sets. We educate our children about choices. We role model adulting. We manage our children’s needs, and we support them in their goals.
As a guidance coach for parents, I take the same approach. I provide guidance, choices, resources, education, skill-sets, and feedback.