As an educator, my responsibility is to provide the presence, care, opportunities, and connections for your children to experience the joys and value of being lifelong learners. My focus is on the holistic development of your child: their heart, character, minds, talents, and gifts. It is my observation that the quality of rapport and communication we as parents-children-educators practice significantly enhances the learning experience for all parties. Some of my core values for an educational experience that allows learners to thrive include but are not limited to: self-motivated/curiosity-based learning, self-awareness and mindfulness skills, cultivating emotional intelligence and the capacity for compassionate communication, and teamwork values such as personal responsibility, accountability and interpersonal cooperation.
I grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, and graduated from Juniata College, an intimate liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania. My degree is a Bachelor’s in Holistic Education. Prior to teaching 6th grade for HSN, I have been a professional caregiver since 2012 and educator Since 2013. As a caregiver, I have experience working with families in the capacity of child-caregiver & family assistant. I have held various teaching roles such as environmental educator, preschool aide/substitute, and an after school care teacher. I have been both a lead facilitator and a part of wonderful teaching teams. When not wearing the ‘Mr. Travis’ teacher hat, I spend my summers on the mainland working in the role of Artist Relations Coordinator for an events company, and as an assistant to a family of four I have been working with for a few years. This workflow also blesses me with pockets of time to reconnect with my family in Pennsylvania and elsewhere on the mainland.