What is a mentor teacher?
Similar to the reggio “pedagogista”, TLS is creating the role of mentor teacher. With our ongoing efforts to live the little in The Little School, we discovered that we could thrive just that much more with this role. Like the name suggests, they are there to work with the teachers, help them brain storm ideas, trouble shoot sticky patches, and be another set of eyes, ears and big brains in your building. We are hoping they will be a quick access point for teachers and parents alike. We are thrilled to see this dream in action.
Heather has extensive experience working with infants and toddlers, and although she enjoys the happy moments thoroughly, it's the challenging ones that are more rewarding at the end of the day. She says that spending time with very young children necessitates slowing down, and being observant in order to help solve problems or facilitate exploration. A new mom, Heather is humbled by the experience, and knows she will never stop learning!
In her "free" time, she enjoys cooking meals for friends, reading (mostly YAF these days), and spending time with her family. She looks forward to meeting, and getting to know you and your family!