I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, which means I have an Associates Degree, as well as a license, as an OT Assistant. I work under the supervision of an OTR/L. I provided OT services in the schools in York, PA for 12 years, and finally made my dream move to SW Florida in June 2007. I will be starting my 10th year at Lamarque, and still love it! The students are great, and the staff is very supportive.
I also have a BA in English and an Elementary Education certification. While my children were young, I worked at private preschools and kindergartens. I have always loved working with children!
My children are now adults, but STILL keep me "hopping". My son was born with spina bifida, which introduced me to the field of OT. Having been on "both sides of the table", as both a parent and professional, helps give me a unique perspective in the school environment. I became a grandma for the first time in December 2010!! I can't believe my grandbaby, Lydia, will be starting Kindergarten in the fall!! She is the most beautiful and smartest little girl ever!! (Just a little biased) She is always on the go, a real sensory seeking little girl! Thank goodness for technology so I can see her growing up....they live on the opposite coast!
I love living in Florida! You'll never hear me complain about the heat (well, maybe once or twice)! I love to swim, and go to the beach for shelling. This is paradise for me!
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