Meet Kim

March 30, 2018

Who am I?

I have been a toddler teacher for 26 years and enjoy everyday of this learning experience.  I have an almost 11 year old athletic, creative, and intelligent son.  My husband and I have been married 20 years.  I enjoy music, basketball, and laughter.  I truly believe in mindfulness and work to build more awareness, non-judgment, being present, and living my one life to the fullest.  Slowing down, pausing, and taking a deep breathe are all pieces of who I am now.


How did you find FORM?

I found FORM through Carolyn Paetzel.  The first FORM event I went to was facilitated by RIE® Associate, Polly Elam, explaining RIE® at the UST Child Development Center.


What aspect of the Educaring® Approach resonates with you the most and why?

Slowing Down, Being Present and Respectful Caregiving.


What are you most grateful for?

My son, My husband and being a Toddler teacher at the University of St Thomas Child Development Center.


What is one thing you do for yourself? Or what would you like to do for yourself?

I watch This Is Us every week, and I listen to different kinds of music everyday.


If your life was a book or song, what would the title be? 

Self Awareness and Trust give me a second chance to live my Life.


What was your favorite book as a child?

Dr. Seuss and Poetry


What teacher inspired you the most? How? 

Mr Paffel who sang different songs to help our class remember Science .


What 3 words best describe you?

Thoughtful, Nurturing, and Sense of humor


What is the best question anyone has asked you?

"Do you know what mom?  As fast as that light turned back on is as fast as I know I love you."

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