My family and I have been members of the Compass community since 2001. I have been a parent; active PTSA member; Bingo manager; substitute at all levels; and, in 2005, became a full-time Children’s House Assistant. I have three boys who graduated from Compass and a daughter who is a senior this year. I started out babysitting at 11 and have been around children since that time doing before and after care at home for other neighborhood families, was a nanny for almost three years, starting at 6 weeks, to a baby girl, continued to watch children in the evening for parents needing an evening out, and have done many other things to stay in touch with young children. I have attended several seminar classes at MECR and many years of training offered to the Compass staff. I have my Preschool Teachers License and have been back-up to the clinic aide for several years. My passions in life are young children, newborn babies, and Montessori education, all of which I enjoy talking about way too much! I feel very blessed to be able to continue being a support to the families and staff of the Compass community.