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I was at a family work event today when I ran into my former preschool students (they’re cousins) from 10 years ago…and they remember me! Their moms want me to come to their high school graduation a few years from now. Also, I wished my Spanish was better to talk to the parents, and I don’t know how to talk to 15 year olds. 😭 #AllTheFeels
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#TBT to when I was a preschool (Head Start) teacher, and the experience changed my life. I’ve since left the classroom walls to help raise awareness around the need for quality early childhood education. This is me teaching my class how to make peanut butter face sandwiches. Hoping you have a happy face sandwich kind of day. 😊
The non-profit I work for, IHSD, was hosting an annual mid-year retreat, which also happens to be a holiday party celebration with all staff and faculty. I was particularly excited to see my former co-teachers again from when I used to teach in Half Moon Bay.
This photo was our group of teachers taken in September 2009. (L-R: me, Teacher Carmen, Teacher Claudia, Teacher Anne Marie, and Teacher Dora)
Since moving to the suburbs, I recently joined Nextdoor, a social media platform for local neighborhoods. I came across a post from a teacher asking for a painting of an apple on her desk.
Original post was featured on IHSD’s blog.
My first season with IHSD started in the fall of 2008 in a coastal town with a one classroom preschool site next to a pumpkin patch. After two years of teaching, I continued to stay engaged with IHSD as a volunteer, an advocate, a member of the growth committee, and most recently a staff member. My seasons with IHSD have been nothing short of mission-driven with the growing belief that all children should have access to quality early childhood education.
As a staff member, I recently had an opportunity to be back in the classroom and lead an art project. Ahead of the 35th-anniversary event and IHSD’s inaugural fundraiser, I was inspired by my seasons with IHSD to lead a painting project for the live auction.
This weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting a painting project with the nephews. We created circle lines and explored how they intersected to create new shapes that we painted.
Congrats to teachers and a big thank you for finishing another school year! In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m revisiting an old blog post that I wrote about how I find marketing and teaching to be similar in many ways.
Day 61: Forget my book projects, this is my new therapy. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #The100DayProject #NoBanNoWall #PreKLife #UniversalPreK #PreKForAll #PreK #Preschool #PreschoolTeacher #EarlyChildhood #Education #EducationisKey #Illustration #NotMyPresident #AlternativeFacts #CartoonArt #IllustrationoftheDay #CartoonDrawing #Politics #PoliticalCartoon