I have worked with children for the past 16 years and am very passionate about alternative learning. Currently I’m a Teaching Assistant at Park Road Montessori. I’ve been in that position for the past twelve years and have often described it as the best job and workplace I’ve ever had.
Last fall at my school I started a biking group that bikes from Freedom Park to school (and home) every Friday. We call it Bicycle Friday. Since then I’ve got to mix together two of my favorite things; bikes and education. Our group has grown since the beginning, and we now have about 20 regular members and have had up to 30 children present at a ride. At our school we’ve worked on bike safety and maintenance and riding etiquete.
I was excited last spring to be part of a group that talked about children’s bicycle safety and was glad when this camp idea blossomed from that meeting. I’m really excited to be part of this Charlotte First, and hope to have a great and safe bicycle camp.
I moved to Charlotte in 2014 and have loved living here the past two years. I am a facilitator at ALC Mosaic, a magical school where I learn and play with inspiring people. At ALC Mosaic I am able to combine my dedication and love for biking and education.
I have traveled around the country working with bikes and children since I graduated from college in 2012. For two summers after graduation I rode with CoCycle, an organization developed by my peers that combined educating ourselves about cooperative businesses while bicycling across country. This experience had a great impact on me and sparked my interest in linking bicycles with experiential, self-directed education.
At Mosaic I lead rides and work with students on bike mechanics at the Recyclery. My bike has brought me incredible experiences and relationships. I wish to share this at CLT Bike Camp this summer!