Hello! My name is Shayna and I am a recent SIUE graduate. I graduated in May with an B. A. in English Education. I will be teaching high school English in the fall. I have worked with children my entire life. My younger sister is 10 years younger than I am, so I have grown up taking care of children. From age 13, I have babysat and taken care of her. I taught summer school in inner city Chicago to 9th graders and 6th graders. I worked at a preschool for two years, where I worked with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. I also was a nanny for a family with two boys, ages 6 and 8. I was their primary sitter and even did a few overnight stays while their mother was out of town for work. I have a lot of experience with children and am fully confident in my abilities to properly care for a child. I know that letting someone watch your children is one of the most important choices a parent has to make. I take the time to get to know the family and not only be a sitter, but a close member of the family. My favorite ages to work with are preteens, but I do well with all ages. I thoroughly enjoy running errands as opposed to being at the home all day. My experience and personable attributes make me a great candidate.