Finding the right educational path for my own 2 kids has been a quest for me since their preschool days. My search led me to homeschooling, which we did for 6 years before coming to the Living Ethics School. The school opened up a new world for them where they learned so much from seeing how others learned and responded to the same situations, where they could collaborate on projects and feel as though they were a part of a community. As a teacher at Living Ethics, I also expanded my own learning about education and addressing the individual needs of different students.
Now as my kids graduate from the Living Ethics School, I have found no place locally that offers that same sense of community while serving the unique needs of early adolescence, building their sense of self-efficacy and resilience as they transition into adulthood. In response to my children’s request to return to homeschooling and sensing that that wouldn’t serve all of their needs, I expanded my quest and endeavored to create the best learning environment in a new school. And so, Inspired Learning Academy was born.
From my work as a software development manager where I excelled in “fostering an environment of trust, integrity, teamwork and a clear sense of purpose” as well as “providing development opportunities, coaching and feedback” to my entrepreneurial work as a nutrition consultant and mindset coach, I now see a common thread of wanting to help people become their best selves. Now, I extend that same passion to young teens. I am very excited about the developmental opportunities we can offer them personally, socially, and intellectually in a heart-centered community at the Inspired Learning Academy.