My journey of seeking for a school that nurtures the whole child began when I realized how the conventional school was quickly extinguishing my children’s inner fire. As I watched my then third-grade son developing the “just complete the tasks, keep quiet, and get by” attitude toward school, I knew I needed to look for an alternative path. We left a highly rated public school, moved from Southern California to Texas, and finally settled at the Living Ethics School. My children began to thrive once again – connecting to nature, playing, and just being themselves. After a gradual deschooling process, I saw their curiosity, passion, and vitality return.
Soon I joined the Living Ethics School as a teacher, and taught along side Jill. Through this valuable experience, I gained further insight into engaging children through encouragement, enthusiasm, and inspiration, instead of coercion. I was also able to observe and appreciate the different ways each child took on their tasks. When Jill approached me with the idea of creating a junior high with the same heart-centered philosophy, I immediately decided to join her on the quest.
I am very excited to embark on this opportunity to create a space for teenagers to discover and explore their true selves – their purpose, their voice. My goal as an advisor and facilitator at Inspired is to develop a meaningful relationship with each student, provide guidance throughout their journey, and stand beside them as they set sail on their personal path. I look forward to building a community of genuine, enthusiastic, caring, and happy people!