I live in a seaside community in Northeast Florida. I have a master’s degree in education and have always been passionate about teaching and learning. I’ve worked as an elementary school teacher and view childhood as a critical stage laying the foundation for compassion and creative thinking. From this perspective, my mother, Sharon Elliott, and I co-wrote A Child’s Way: Slowing Down for Goodness Sake, a lovely little book which opens our hearts to the ways in which children help us to reach our potential.
The birth of my daughter in 2007 was a peak, transformational experience which I continue to use as a guiding metaphor for giving birth to anything in me which is creative. I draw from the essence of my own experiences and further global awareness by creating new perspectives and connecting mind with heart.
I’ve created curriculum and written on motherhood, childhood and building a school culture from the ground up. I’m a contributing author in the anthology, On Becoming a Mother, and a past contributor at She’s Wanderful and Start Empathy. I’ve been actively involved in bringing Waldorf education to the community as a volunteer, parent and writer. A lover of words and sounds, I designed and taught a Rhythm and Movement class, coupled with healthy speech, with elementary students, as well as with adults. I am also trained as a birth doula and BOLD Method birth facilitator, and I use this wisdom for supporting the birth of new ideas.