I am an Early Literacy Educator, Certified Cognitive Specialist, Professional Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Children's Book Author based in Rocklin, California. I created Golden Daffodils from a calling in my heart to empower children with the knowledge and support they need to live a magical life of joy, enthusiasm, and resilience. I love to teach, and I love to learn, and my philosophy is "Teach Them Early."
Interests and Expertise
I have worked with children ages 2-10 in various educational settings, including virtual learning, for the past fourteen years. I understand that children often have executive functioning challenges, including organization, understanding the importance of homework completion, prioritizing, overall task completion, reading comprehension, and written expression.I have developed multiple programs, each focusing on promoting children's communication, cognitive, and early literacy. The skills they learn from these programs will help them improve their overall confidence, mental health, and quality of life.
Certified Autism Specialist (CAS21268925), International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education
Certified Professional Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF)
UCLA PEERS®Certified Provider for Adolescents and Young-Adults- UCLA PEERS® Clinic – Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS21561034), International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education
NACBT Certified Cognitive Behavioral Group Facilitator (CBGF), Aug, 2021, National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
Autism: Strategies for Success, California State University, Chico (30 course hours, July 2021)
Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S.) and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, Brandman University (29 credits, 2018-2019)
American Montessori International (AMI)Diploma in Montessori Kindergarten Teaching (2005)
American Montessori International (AMI) Postgraduate Diploma in Montessori Kindergarten Teaching (2006)
Certified Motivational Speaker
Certified Mental Health First Aid USA
Master of Arts, Public Administration
Bachelor of Science, Visual Communication