To pause and connect
I received my bachelor's degree in education from Butler University in 2005 and went on to receive my master's degree in elementary education from Ball State University. I have worked in central Indianapolis as a teacher since 2005.
I am passionate about a variety of educational topics including Reggio Emilia Approach and what it means to be a Reggio-inspired school. I am passionate about project work, documentation, workshop teaching, responsive classroom, building relationships with students, families, and the community.
I am a proud mother to two young girls and two dogs. I am married to my husband, and together as a family we love to travel, read, play games, and watch movies!
A one hour, half day, or full day (one day) speaking engagement or workshop to discuss an area of interest. This is $150 per hour. An example of a workshop: discussing Reggio-inspired practice, what is Workshop, project work, documentation, building relationships.
This is for those interested in having me do some more in depth work with their staff. This is speaking at staff meetings, holding workshops, working with teachers during their day. Price will be determined with the school.
This is the most in-depth consulting service I provide. This is spending the year focused on whatever the needs are for the school. I would be there to facilitate conversations, lead workshops, work with teachers in classrooms, and/or whatever else we would agree upon together. Price would be determined with the school.
”Working with Abby has been refreshing, inspiring, and extremely beneficial for the teachers and children at Sapling. Abby was able to create a tailored professional development plan that educated those less familiar with the approach, while pushing those more familiar to dive deeper into their beliefs and pedagogy. She truly advocates for children, empowers children and lives out her beliefs about children in her work with them. Collaborating with Abby has been such a gift!” Kelsey Livingston
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