I hail from the Windy City of Chicago where I spent my 27-year career in the field of education and youth recreation. In my early years after graduating from Bradley University with my bachelor's degree in education and from National-Louis University with my master's degree in education, I taught elementary school, was a high school advisor for teens, and a day camp director in the summers. Later in my career, I made the jump to early childhood education teaching full-day 2’s and 3’s, ultimately moving into administration as an assistant director, and then director. Just prior to relocating to Florida in the summer of 2019, I was the Early Childhood Director at the Lake County JCC in Lake Zurich, IL where I had just celebrated my 10-year work-aversary. After having spent the past 4 years as the Director of Outreach at the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, I am extremely excited to return to my roots in Education in my role as Director at our Goddard School of Sarasota.