Founder & Host of Sprouting Minds
Growing up I didn’t enjoy learning all thanks to Ms. Grinch, which you can read about here. I grew up feeling inadequate and for lack of better words, dumb. I quickly came to learn how one teacher can impact a child’s joy for learning.
In middle school I began volunteering at the elementary school my mom taught in and then I attended Queens College for my undergraduate. In 2019, I graduated from the prestigious Bank Street College of Education with a Master’s degree in Infant and Family Development/Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special and General Education.
I taught in a private preschool for four years and grew tremendously. I started as an assistant teacher and worked hard to become a lead teacher and the Teacher & Curriculum Coordinator. I loved teaching, until it took a toll on my mental health and I realized I wasn’t paying enough attention to my emotional and physical needs. I had ideas growing in my head and at the end of the 2021 school year I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue one of those ideas.
That led to starting Sprouting Minds and through the ups and downs I wouldn’t change it for anything. My mental health has never been better and I am finally able to believe in myself.
To create a more supportive, diverse and inclusive world by sharing stories of perseverance and life.
Let us learn from one another and meet incredible people. Many people are paving the way for the future, but are not in the spotlight. Sprouting Minds is helping to find those people and provide them with a platform to share their voices.