Hello, I am Callie,
I am very excited to be a member of the faculty and administrative team at Zimmer Preschool. In my teaching career, I have spent over twenty years as a children’s theater director and acting teacher, and have taught Spanish, Jewish education, and music. I have created and taught a STEAM-based learning curriculum as the Educational Innovation and Technology Specialist for preschool - 5th grade students. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and Music, and hold two Master’s degrees; one in Education and the Arts, and the other in Educational Administration.
I believe that a teacher’s job is to view each individual child’s potential through the lens of a growth mindset, to empower each child to achieve his/her best, and to see and celebrate each child as an individual. I strive to create a joyful classroom culture that encourages all the students to feel pride in themselves and their classmates, and to love learning. As the Associate Educational Director, I look forward to supporting learning throughout the school and working with all the teachers to ensure that our programming truly supports the school's philosophy and vision.
In my spare time, I play my guitar and sing, and I reread Jane Austen novels. I have three grown-up daughters, two grandkids, and two dogs.