Born in Slovakia, and immigrating to the United States as a young child, I dreamed of exploring the world. I was able to fulfill this wish when I explored and taught English in Mexico and Asia. I consider the Pacific Northwest my home. I received my BA in Art and Art History through Portland State University. I earned my Master’s in Elementary Education through The College of New Jersey. This is my first year of ten teaching at a Waldorf inspired school but I already love the whole child approach. When I am not planning my next travels, I am pursuing a Reading Endorsement at Portland State University. I also enjoy spending time with my family.