Founding Operation Ready By 3, LLC, an organization that focuses on getting all children ready for school, regardless of socio-economic status, gender, race or family background, allowed me to combine my professional and personal experience and knowledge effortlessly. My passion for infants and toddler development is driven by over 20 years of experience working as a speech-language pathologist. While working to help my clients reach their fullest potential as communicators and social beings, I was also helping my own 5 children reach the same goals.
While doing double duty as a professional and mother, I experienced a life-changing revelation: I discovered my personal brand of interacting with children and helping them discover their power from within — the power to understand and use language, to socialize with others, to understand their own and others’ emotions and to take in their world through hearing, seeing, tasting, touching and smelling. Discovering my brand had little to do with traditional work outputs in my field (such as billable hours and insurance filings) or in mothering my children (such as for how many activities I signed up my children, how many expensive toys I could buy them, and how fabulous my house looked at any given point). It had everything to do with the shifts that I help create in the children whose lives I am lucky enough to touch. Ever since that “Aha” moment, my journey has unfolded seamlessly. I am living true to my life’s purpose by guiding children to reach their full potential as students, citizens and human beings.