It is my fourth year in China at Shuren-Ribet Private School where I have enjoyed exploring Beijing and particularly enjoyed inspiring the children to explore their own world of learning. I come from Montana in the United States where I gained my degree in English. Montana is a state of mountains and outdoors, so I love sunshine, snow, forests, and reading. I have a TEFL Certification from Chicago, and I have also been trained in Montessori education and philosophy, which promotes the independence of the child and a love of learning. I strive to inspire the children to take an interest in their learning and ask questions about their world. I absolutely love teaching young minds how to be curious and never give up when faced with a difficult challenge because the reward of new knowledge is so valuable. Education is full of fun and possibilities that make life exciting. I feel that it is my mission to encourage students to believe in themselves and find joy in learning new things.