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I have had the privilege of teaching children for over twenty years. I earned my B.A. in education at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. I continued my studies at Wheelock College in Boston where I earned an M.S. in elementary education. Since then, I have enrolled in many courses of interest including poetry, singing, and Spanish. I enjoy learning so I went on to earn a CLAD certificate (crosscultural, language and academic development) and a GATE certificate (gifted and talented education). I consider myself a life-long learner and my goal is to share my love of learning with my students. I believe that school should be a place where children discover that they possess the ability to find the answers to all of their big questions.