I have always loved teaching and caring for young children. I love to share my curiosity and enthusiasm for the world around me, keeping that wonder alive while providing the security, nurturing and guidance that children need to grow and thrive in our complicated world. I consider myself a great partner, working together with parents for the wellbeing & success of the children I care for. I have over 13 years of child care experience as well as some art teaching experience. I offer a great combination of maturity, experience, nurturing, & high-energy (I have kept up with some high octane kiddos!). I have a BA in Art Education from Ohio State University & a Masters in Education from PSU more recently. I'm currently a K-12 Art Teacher in a small charter school in North Portland & want to continue nannying in addition to my teaching schedule.