The administrative team are the first people you meet each day when you enter the Children's Center. We are dedicated to helping your child feel comfortable at the Children's Center, and helping him or her reach their developmental goals. The bios below will tell you a little bit more about us. Want to learn more about your child/children's teachers? Read the teacher bios in the classrooms section of the website.
It is great pleasure being the Director of the University of Idaho Children’s Center. I obtained by Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Idaho in 1986. I have been working as a director in the field of early childhood education for the past 25 years. I live in Moscow with my husband and two children. A few of my hobbies are being involved in my children’s extra curricular activities and taking country drives to enjoy the beautiful Palouse region landscapes. I am here to serve your family and committed to providing each child a quality early learning experience.
I have always known that I wanted to work with young children. As a child in daycare, I would sneak out of my preschool classroom to visit the baby room. As I was deciding on a major, I was working in a daycare in Oregon. This opportunity opened up the world of Early Childhood Education. I have a passion for those little ones! I obtained my degree in Early Childhood Education in 1995.
Children are learning and growing each and every day. The love and environment that we provide for them is an essential part of their development. I truly believe this is the most important work, and I am honored to be a part of this team.
I am married to a wildlife biologist, and have 3 wonderful children and a Chihuahua! We love taking new adventures as a family.