Certified professional midwife with a background in non-violent communication and peer counseling. Midwifery education and practice centered on the use of informed choice and respectful guidance. 15 years working with women, children, and families.
Worked with families in the immediate postpartum period. Responsibilities included assessing health and well-being of mother and newborn, assisting with breastfeeding, and general cleaning.
Worked with families with newborns during the first weeks and months of the postpartum period assisting new moms with the transition to motherhood. Responsibilities included childcare, breastfeeding instruction, emotional support, and general household duties.
Taught in a classroom of students in first through third grade. Responsibilities included lesson planning and instruction in all subject areas, evaluating students learning needs and progress, and communicating to parents. For two years I supervised a student teacher.
Worked in a classroom of students in first through sixth grade.
Responsibilities included managing a classroom of 15 four and five year olds, planning and conducting lessons, and planning and carrying out afters chool activities for children ages five to ten.
Cared for 3 small children. Position required a high level of organization, patience, and creativity. I considered my responsibilities to include caring for the physical as well as emotional development and well-being of these children.
Coursework in non-violent communication
Coursework in diversity and multi-cultural issues
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